Saturday April 4, 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.


Women's Pay Day - the day when the average woman starts getting paid compared to the average man is today
4/3/2020
The average woman effectively works for free for two months of the year compared to the average man, according to union analysis.

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TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS' HOURS AND WORKING TIME RULES: DELIVERY OF LPG
4/3/2020
Temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers' hours and working-time rules for the drivers of vehicles transporting liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

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Government must limit spread of Coronavirus with paid sick leave
29/2/2020
Unions, including URTU, have called on the government to ensure that workers are provided with paid sick leave to prevent presenteeism during the Coronavirus outbreak, which could further spread the potentially dangerous virus.

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Workers in the UK put in more than 35 billion pounds worth of unpaid overtime last year
28/2/2020
UK employers claimed 35 billion pounds of free labour last year because of workers' doing unpaid overtime, according to new analysis of official statistics published today by the TUC.

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URTU calls on employers and government to support workers affected by Coronavirus
28/2/2020
URTU has today called on employers to support workers affected by the Coronavirus.

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URTU Training Course Dates
5/2/2020
Updated Training course dates

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LGBT+ inclusive apprenticeships: Union Rep guidance
5/2/2020
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, has produced a Union Rep guide on LGBT+ inclusive apprenticeships.

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Time to Talk Day
4/2/2020
This Thursday is 'Time to Talk Day' which aims to get people talking more openly about mental health.

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Heartunions 2020
13/1/2020
Heartunions week will be taking place from 10 to 16 February 2020. It's a chance to tell the story about why unions are vital for everyone at work, and encourage people who aren't yet in a union to join.

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TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS HOURS AND WORKING TIME RULES: DELIVERY OF LPG
19/12/2019
This temporary relaxation applies from 00:01 on Friday 20 December 2019 and will run until 23:59 on Monday 6 January 2020 and will apply only to those drivers involved in the delivery of LPG within England and Wales.

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