Tuesday July 7, 2020
For the road ahead


Welcome to the news page of the United Road Transport Union.

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Organise 2020
Organise 2020 is a free festival of ideas in union organising. Join activists for three days of online events. From 9 to 11 July, unions will be showcasing union organising stories from around the UK and around the world. There will be debates on major t

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Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
From today, furloughed workers can return to work on a flexible, part time basis.

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HGV Road User Levy suspended for 12 months from August
The Government has announced that the HGV Road User Levy, which is applied to HGVs of 12 tonnes or more, will be suspended for a year.

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HGV roadworthiness testing resumes on 4 July
DVSA has announced you can book your roadworthiness tests for lorries and trailers to take place from Saturday 4 July.

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Childcare needs emergency bailout to save women's jobs
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) is calling for an emergency government bailout of the childcare industry.

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A quarter of pregnant women have faced discrimination at work during the coronavirus outbreak
A new union poll of more than 3,400 women who have been pregnant or on maternity leave during the Covid-19 pandemic found that one in four had experienced unfair treatment at work, including being singled out for redundancy or furlough.

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