Saturday December 5, 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.


Disabled workers earning a fifth less than non-disabled peers
2/11/2020
New union analysis published shows that disabled workers now earn a fifth less than non-disabled workers.

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Reverse the cuts to union learning
28/10/2020
The government's plans to cut the Union Learning Fund in England means hundreds of thousands of workers will miss out on skills and training.

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DfT drivers' hours and working time rules guidance: latest update
28/10/2020
The latest update to the guidance takes into account recent changes to the EU drivers' hours exemptions and clarifies when the working time rules can be relaxed.

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Government must do more to end inequality 10 years on from Equality Act
1/10/2020
URTU is calling on the government to implement the Equality Act in full on its tenth anniversary today.

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URTU Learning Virtual Conference starts on Monday
1/10/2020
URTU Learning Virtual Conference starts on Monday, so join us for a week of interactive and informative webinars around health and well-being.

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UK, Australian and New Zealand unions call for trade talks to benefit workers
21/9/2020
As the next round of trade talks between the UK and Australia begins today, trade unions in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand have come together to call for negotiations to prioritise decent jobs and the protection of workers' rights and public services.

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Cut unemployment rate now by unlocking 600,000 public service vacancies and staff gaps
15/9/2020
A new union report published today sets out proposals for a public sector jobs drive to stave off mass unemployment and help the UK quickly recover from the Covid-19 recession.

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More than 4 in 10 workers would be plunged into financial hardship if forced to self-isolate
10/9/2020
Union's, including URTU, have today warned the government that NHS Test and Trace system risks failure unless ministers boost Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and ensure everyone is eligible for it.

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URTU Learning Virtual Conference 2020
26/8/2020
Join us for a week of interactive and informative webinars

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Roll out of bodycams for DVSA frontline enforcement staff
25/8/2020
The DVSA is to roll out body-worn cameras to reduce physical and verbal assaults to its frontline enforcement staff.

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