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News Archive

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

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As driving test reaches 80 years old, it's time for a 'system overhaul'
16/3/2015
As the driving test today reaches its 80th anniversary in the UK, IAM says its time the way we teach new drivers received a comprehensive overall to keep it relevant to today's driving landscape and to the problems faced by young people on the road.

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Osborne's plans risk massive hole in public finances at end of next parliament
13/3/2015
A new report published today has found that if wages undershoot expectations during the next parliament to the same extent as they have since 2010, the government will face a further £44bn black hole in its annual budget.

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DVSA starts rollout of more flexible vehicle testing service
11/3/2015
DVSA has launched a more flexible service for commercial vehicle tests, that will give the option of testing seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

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Unions warn of low-paid jobs recovery for women
9/3/2015
Around half of the net growth in female employment in 2014 came from women moving in to lower-paid part-time jobs, according to new analysis published by the TUC today ahead of its annual Women's Conference.

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CILT Launch New Apprenticeship Member Grade
9/3/2015
CILT, the leading Institute for transport and logistics professionals, is launching an apprentice affiliate membership grade to coincide with National Apprentice Week, which takes place between 9th - 13th March.

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Accident delays affecting productivity on UK roads
3/3/2015
Forty seven per cent of commercial vehicle drivers are held up by a road traffic collision (RTC) at least once a month, with a further 28 per cent being delayed three to five times.

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New guide will help unions promote the social model of disability
3/3/2015
Unions have today published a new guidebook on the social model of disability to help members improve equality for disabled people within unions and in the workplace.

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New guide will help unions promote the social model of disability
3/3/2015
Unions have today published a new guidebook on the social model of disability to help members improve equality for disabled people within unions and in the workplace.

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New powers to tackle drug driving
2/3/2015
A new law to make it easier for police to catch and convict drug drivers took effect today in England and Wales.

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Workers contribute £32bn to UK economy from unpaid overtime
27/2/2015
UK workers gave their bosses nearly £32bn worth of unpaid overtime last year - an average of £6,050 each if these hours had been paid - according to new union analysis published today.

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