In a move that will be welcomed by dealers up and down the country, staff at the head office of the DVLA in Swansea will not after all be striking over Covid-related safety issues. The news comes after a ballot in the long-running dispute, despite 80% of those voting saying they wanted to continue with the strike action.
But because the number of people who actually voted represented only 40% of those balloted, missing the legal threshold of 50% required, the vote for action failed.
The Independent Motor Dealers Association (IMDA) were quick to welcome the end of the strike action. There have been stories from across the UK of dealers struggling to get cars sold because of the delays to the paperwork caused by the earlier strike.
Good news, at last.