Wednesday September 20, 2017
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News Archive

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

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TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS' HOURS RULES: TRANSPORT OF LIVE PIGS FROM SCOTLAND TO ABBATOIRS IN ENGLAND
16/8/2017
Emergency relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers' hours rules for drivers involved in the transport of live pigs from farms in Scotland to abattoirs in England following a fire at the Brechin Abattoir.

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Court ruling is victory for workers' access to justice
26/7/2017
Today, the Supreme Court has decided that the decision to impose fees for workers to bring a claim to the Employment Tribunal was unlawful and therefore should be quashed.

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URTU Learning - One Day Workshop
19/7/2017
URTU Learning are hosting a one day workshop around the role of the Union Learning Representative (ULR).

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Drivers' Hours & Working Time
18/7/2017
The simplified guidance on the EU drivers' hours and working time rules has been updated, to further clarify certain issues.

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Report to Members
13/7/2017
In accordance with Section 32A of the Act, the National Executive Committee hereby gives the following information extracted from its accounts and annual return for the year ended 31 December 2016.

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URTU Training Courses 2017 - 2018
14/6/2017
The dates of the URTU Lay Official Training courses for the rest of 2017 and 2018 have been announced.

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Health and safety protections for workers are at risk from government's Brexit plans
17/5/2017
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, has published a new briefing, Protecting Health and Safety after Brexit, which warns trade unionists and working people that health and safety protections are at risk from the government's Brexit plans.

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Personal protective equipment and women
3/5/2017


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Facility time - A guide to defending the right to represent members
26/4/2017
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
21/4/2017
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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