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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.


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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TUC health and safety representatives survey
30/10/2014
The report on the 2014 TUC health and safety representatives survey has now been published and is available to download.

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Action needed on rise in illness and injury at work
29/10/2014
New figures published today by the Health and Safety Executive on workplace illness and injury rates in 2013/14 paint a worrying picture.

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Stress is the UK's top health and safety concern, say union workplace reps
28/10/2014
The 11th biennial TUC survey of union health and safety representatives finds the top-five cited hazards were stress, bullying and harassment, overwork, back strains and slips, and trips and falls on a level.

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End of British Summertime Spells Danger for Millions of Motorists
24/10/2014
A new survey commissioned by the Eyecare Trust and not for profit insurer Westfield Health reveals more than half of Britain's 34 million motorists struggle to see when driving after dark, whilst many more avoid driving at night altogether.

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Head teachers' union to join the TUC
24/10/2014
The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has today joined the TUC, bringing the number of affiliated unions to 54 - including the United Road Transport Union (URTU).

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