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News Archive

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

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Unions warns 'infections could rebound' if workplaces aren't Covid-Secure as retail and hospitality re-opens
8/4/2021
Unions, including URTU, have warned the UK government and employers that 'infections could rebound' if workplaces aren't Covid-Secure - as hospitality and non-essential shops prepare to reopen in England on 12 April.

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COVID test now mandatory for commercial vehicle drivers visiting UK for more than 48 hours
6/4/2021
From today, 6 April, foreign lorry drivers who are visiting the UK for more than 48 hours will need to be tested for Covid19.

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Relaxation to enforcement of drivers' hours rules ends March 31
25/3/2021
The current, temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers' hours rules is due to end on March 31.

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Unions and legal experts warn of "huge gaps" in British law over use of AI at work
25/3/2021
Unions and legal experts have today warned that "huge gaps" in British law over the use of AI at work could lead to "widespread" discrimination and unfair treatment at work.

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New National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates
24/3/2021
The new National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates will come into force from April 2021 after the Government accepted in full recommendations made by the Low Pay Commission.

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URTU Success at Employment Tribunal
2/3/2021
Following an Employment Tribunal Hearing held on 4 February 2021, the URTU has won a protective award for a failure to comply with the requirements of Section 188 Trade Union & Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

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Check Before Returning to Work After a COVID-19 Test
26/2/2021
Our Union has received a number of reports of employees being disciplined for returning to work whilst awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test, even when they have no symptoms of COVID-19.

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NEW NEC MEMBER REGION 3
19/2/2021
Neil Brown - Branch 3/1/01M - has confirmed his acceptance of his nomination to serve for an unexpired term of office, as National Executive Committee (NEC) member, responsible for Union members in Region 3.

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Stop the Fire and Rehire at DHL Marks and Spencer: Long Eaton
15/2/2021
I just signed the petition "Stop the Fire and Rehire at DHL Marks and Spencer: Long Eaton" and wanted to ask if you could add your name too.

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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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