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Industrial action today

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National strike action over pay, pensions, jobs pay and conditions

Members of the civil service union, Public and Commercial Services (PCS), have voted to go on strike today Thursday 10 July 2014.

This national industrial action is over pay, pensions, jobs and terms and conditions.

A number of DBS staff who are PCS Union members have decided to take industrial action today. However, the DBS remains open for business and continues to focus its efforts on delivering its services. Our call centre and help desk remain open to deal with customer enquiries, we are continuing to process applications already in the system, consider referrals and make barring decisions.

The DBS will make every effort to minimise the effect of the strike on our services