Saturday May 25, 2019
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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.


Scottish TUC Congress
15/4/2019
A URTU delegation including Robert Monks (General Secretary), Brian Hart (National Officer) and Eric Drinkwater (President) are attending the Scottish TUC 2019 Annual Congress in Dundee.

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Government Propose Abolition of Swedish Derogation
10/4/2019
Following many years of union campaigning, the Government have now put before Parliament for the the abolition of the Swedish derogation from 6 April 2020.

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Claim Tax Relief for your Job Expenses
5/4/2019
You can check and claim tax relief directly for your job expenses, through the government website.

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URTU Annual Learning Conference
29/3/2019
The URTU Annual Learning Conference was held at the De Vere Orchard Hotel in Nottingham on Friday 29th March.

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URTU Honorary Members - Please Update Your Details
15/2/2019
The ‘General Data Protection Regulation' (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. Your Union has included several articles on GDPR in recent issues of ‘Wheels' Magazine, and you may also have seen its impact on organisations widely reported in the news.

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We Need an Outright Ban on Zero Hour Contracts
11/2/2019
We know that unions can make a real difference. Last year unions, including URTU, won many new working rights and better pay and conditions for workers across the UK.

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URTU Legal Helpline
5/2/2019
We have received occasional calls from members which indicate that they are unfamiliar with how the Legal Helpline operates.

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Increase in the National Living Wage
1/2/2019
The National Living Wage (NLW), the statutory national minimum wage for those aged 25 and over, will increase 4.9% from 1 April 2019, from £7.83 to £8.21.

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Workers' Memorial Day
25/1/2019
Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic ‘accidents'.

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Smart Tachographs due in June
18/1/2019
From June 15, 2019, newly registered or newly equipped vehicles over 3.5 metric tons that are used for commercial purposes must be fitted with a new-generation digital ‘smart' tachograph.

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