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News Archive

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

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Winning a pay rise for key workers
4/2/2021
Day in, day out key workers take care of us. And during the pandemic - they never stopped. All of our key workers need a pay rise.

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HeartUnions Week 8 - 14 February 2021
4/2/2021
The TUC is running its annual HeartUnions week campaign from 8 to 14 February 2021.

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Millions lack basic protections if they lose their jobs
29/1/2021
Millions of workers lack basic protections if they lose their jobs in the coming months. New analysis shows that 7.5 million employees began this year with no protection from unfair dismissal. That's one in four workers!

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"Fire and rehire" tactics have become widespread during pandemic
25/1/2021
Unions have today warned that the controversial practice of "fire and re-hire" has become widespread during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Notification of the extension of the relaxation of EU drivers' hours rules
21/1/2021
The Department for Transport has pursuant to Article 14(1) of the UK retained Regulation (EC) No 561/2006, extended two temporary urgent relaxations (with minor changes) of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales

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7 in 10 requests for furlough turned down for working mums
14/1/2021
Nearly three-quarters of working mums who have applied for furlough following the latest school closures have had their requests turned down, according to a new TUC survey carried out in the past week and published today.

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Government confirms logistics workers are 'essential' in latest lockdown
6/1/2021
The Department for Transport has confirmed that employees in the sector are considered ‘essential workers' and accordingly will be allowed to travel for work.

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Drivers to be fined if they do not use Kent Access Permit check
15/12/2020
From 1 January 2021, drivers travelling to the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel will be required to use the Check an HGV is Ready to Cross the Border service and get a Kent Access Permit (KAP).

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PDP Scheme Annual Refresher Training 2021 & addressing 2020 backlog
14/12/2020
The DODF have looked at the issues with respect to PDP Annual Refreshers in 2020.

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UK - EU haulage will be permit free until June 2021
10/12/2020
In the last hour the European Commission has announced the contingency measure to apply for international road haulage in early 2021

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