Tuesday July 7, 2020
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News Archive

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

If you have any news stories that would be of interest to other URTU members, please contact the URTU newsdesk on 0161 486 2103 or contact here.


Drivers granted 7 month photocard licence extension
5/6/2020
Drivers with a photocard driving licence due to expire between 1 February and 31 August 2020 will be granted a 7 month extension from the date of expiry the DVLA has announced today (4 June 2020).

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Refreshed Petroleum Driver Passport website now live
4/6/2020
The refreshed Petroleum Driver Passport (PD Passport) website is now live - www.pdpassport.com.

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HGV drivers must have access to toilet facilities
2/6/2020
The Department for Transport and the Health & Safety Executive have reminded firms that lorry drivers must have access to toilets and hand washing facilities.

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Trade union membership grows for third year running
1/6/2020
The number of workers who are members of trade unions has grown for the third year running, increasing by nearly 100,000 people.

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Drivers Hours Rules Update
29/5/2020
Following a recent review of the current evidence the Department has decided not to extend the relaxation of the EU drivers' hours rules; which will end at 23:59 on Sunday 31 May 2020.

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Lay union reps are protecting workers during Covid crisis
27/5/2020
Workplace trade union representatives have been a lifeline protecting workers from some of the worst economic ravages thrown up by the Coronavirus crisis, a nationwide survey by the Labour Research Department (LRD) has found.

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Take extra care as England's roads get busier
20/5/2020
England's roads are becoming busier as people begin to return to the roads.

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Return to Safe Places - resource for reps
15/5/2020
If your employer is asking colleagues to return to work outside home, they must make sure it's done safely. A Covid-19 risk assessment is essential.

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Unions in Action: Solidarity at a time of crisis
1/5/2020
The Trade Union Co-ordinating Group (TUCG), which includes URTU, has produced a booklet 'Unions in Action - Solidarity at a time of crisis'.

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May Day - Join a Union Today
30/4/2020
This year we can't be all together on May Day - the day to recognise the contribution of working people.

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