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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.


Fit For Work Referrals- A Guide for Union Representatives
14/1/2015
This is a guide for union representatives on the Government's referral service for those who are off work through sickness.

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A quarter of a million jobseekers will spend their second Christmas on the dole
22/12/2014


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CPI and RPI rates drop
16/12/2014
Inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index dropped to 1% last month, from 1.3% in October, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Zero-hours workers earn nearly 300 pounds a week less than permanent employees
15/12/2014
Zero-hours workers earn nearly 300 pounds a week less, on average, than permanent employees, according to a new report published today to mark the beginning of the TUC's Decent Jobs Week.

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Unions launch guides for would-be parents on new maternity and paternity rules
12/12/2014
Figuring out how to share maternity leave and pay has been made easier with the publication today of two new booklets from the TUC.

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Jobs need to be protected as well as the planet
12/12/2014
Unions have today warned that they may not be able to support global climate change legislation if it fails to protect workers' jobs.

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Human Rights Day - Huber Ballesteros
10/12/2014
Today is Human Rights Day and URTU would like to ask for your help to get our brother Huber Ballesteros released from prison.

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Workplace Transport Safety Guide
8/12/2014
A copy of the HSE 'Guide to Workplace Safety' is now available to download on this websi

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Employer attitudes towards pregnant women are stuck in a time warp
2/12/2014
Forty years ago the law was changed to protect pregnant women from ill-treatment at work, but a report suggests that the attitudes of many employers are still stuck in the 1970s - with the sacking, bullying and sidelining of expectant mothers commonplace.

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Four million missing votes from young people could decide election
27/11/2014
With polls suggesting that next year's general election is too close to call, the TUC is today publishing new analysis showing that there are over four million missing votes from people under the age of 35.

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