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News Archive

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

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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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Only one in every forty new jobs since the recession is for a full-time employee
12/11/2014
The share of UK jobs accounted for by full-time employees fell during the recession and has failed to recover, according to new analysis published today.

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2014 Annual Pay Survey
10/11/2014
The Labour Research Department has just released its 2014 Annual Pay Survey, which provides comprehensive information on over 750 pay settlements effective between August 2014 and July 2014.

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Bold rise in minimum wage needed for both workers and the economy
6/11/2014
Not only can the economy support a significant increase in the National Minimum Wage (NMW) beyond £7, but there is a growing consensus that it will benefit long term growth and stability.

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Journalist wants to interview drivers at Calais
5/11/2014
An independent journalist, Patrick Reevell, is looking to interview drivers for a story about the migrant crisis in Calais and the dangers, as well as the professional difficulties, HGV drivers face because of the migrants' attempts to board vehicles.

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