DVA staff urge Times readers to sign e-petition

The DVA Driver and Vehicle Licensing offices for Northern Ireland at County Hall in Coleraine Co-Derry where it is feared up to 300 jobs may be lost due to closure. Minister Alex Atwood is due to hold talks with government ministers in London next week on the possible closure. Picture Margaret McLaughlin ��by-line  SEE STORY   28-2-13
The DVA Driver and Vehicle Licensing offices for Northern Ireland at County Hall in Coleraine Co-Derry where it is feared up to 300 jobs may be lost due to closure. Minister Alex Atwood is due to hold talks with government ministers in London next week on the possible closure. Picture Margaret McLaughlin ��by-line SEE STORY 28-2-13
0
Have your say

Staff at the DVA in Coleraine are urging membrs of the public to sign an e-petition which has been set up to highlight the importance of their jobs.

The petition calls on the the Prime Minister and the Government (through the responsible Minister, Stephen Hammond) to revisit the proposed merger of Vehicle Licensing Services to a single centralised administration in Swansea in Wales.

The staff believe that the centralisation plans will have a significant impact on the local economy.

At the time of going to press over 600 people have already signed the petition.

Staff are hoping for 100,000 signatures so that the issue may be considered for debate at Westminister.

One staff member told The Times: “We are really urging people to get behind us.

“Our jobs are on the line, so it is really important that the people of the area get behind our campaign.

“The loss of our jobs, as everyone knows, would have a serious impact on a town the size of Coleraine.”

Visit: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/53758