Wednesday April 26, 2017
For the road ahead


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

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Facility time - A guide to defending the right to represent members
Union Reps represent the best of the trade union movement. Each and every day, in thousands of workplaces, our reps provide individual and collective support to their colleagues on a range of issues.

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New TUC guide will help health and safety reps keep both men and women safe at work
The TUC has today published a new guide for trade union representatives to help them take gender differences between men and women into account when identifying health and safety concerns at work.

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EU Rules on Driversâ Hours and Working Time - Simplified Guidance
The simplified guidance on the EU drivers' hours and working time rules has been updated.

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National Living Wage now £7.50 an hour
The National Living Wage increased from £7.20 to £7.50 on 01 April 2017.This 4% rise, which is recommended by the independent Low Pay Commission, is the equivalent of a pay rise worth over £500 a year to a full-time worker.

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