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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.


In parts of Britain half of jobs pay less than the living wage
23/2/2015
Analysis of official figures from the House of Commons Library shows that nationally one in five jobs pays under the living wage.

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Household debt to grow nearly three times faster than wages under Osborne's plans
12/2/2015
New analysis published today by the TUC finds that the official growth forecasts based on George Osborne's economic plans are dependent on household debt growing much faster than pay.

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MP and road safety charity express anger over motorway service charges
10/2/2015
Tired drivers should not have to pay to take a vital and life-saving rest at motorway service stations, an MP and a road safety charity have said.

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Young people must register to vote for job security and better pay
5/2/2015
New analysis published by the TUC today to coincide with National Voter Registration Day reveals that young people - who are currently the least likely to vote - are getting an especially rough deal on pay and job security.

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Twentysomethings still believe in drink-drive myths as statistics show they remain high-risk
4/2/2015
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has warned that the drink-drive message is failing to get through to twentysomething drivers who remain the most likely to be caught drink-driving and be involved in accidents involving death and serious injury.

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Fair Pay Fortnight
2/2/2015
From 16 February to 1 March 2015 the URTU will be involved in Fair Pay Fortnight, a series of events across the country that will raise awareness about Britain's cost of living crisis.

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Don't punish workers for bad weather
30/1/2015
As workers struggle back into work following the recent snowstorms, unions today called on employers not to punish staff who have been unable to make it in because of the bad weather.

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50 years on people continue to ignore seat belt laws at their peril
29/1/2015
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is warning that despite 50 years of seat belt laws, far too many drivers and passengers are still putting themselves and others in great danger by not wearing seat belts.

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Unions launch guide in 13 languages to tackle migrant worker exploitation
23/1/2015
New online guides to help combat the exploitation of migrant workers, so that everyone is treated fairly, are being launched today. The guide Working in the UK is available in 13 languages, including Polish, Bulgarian and Romanian.

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Austerity cuts are threatening the future of local authority services in England
16/1/2015
The future of local authority services in England are under threat from a growing funding crisis, with significant cuts already being made to statutory adult care and children's services.

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