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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.


UK workers fifty pounds a week worse off since 2008
16/10/2014
Average wages have fallen by £50 a week in real terms since 2008, according to new union analysis.

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Young workers describe "emergency situation" to all major European Parliament groups
15/10/2014
Young trade union shop stewards working in some of the key sectors of Europe's economy drew a full crowd in the European Parliament on Tuesday 14 October to describe the dire reality facing young workers and jobseekers today.

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Warning to riders and drivers to be extra vigilant on the road this winter
14/10/2014
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is warning riders and drivers to be extra vigilant on the road this winter through its national winter campaign, wheels in winter.

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Workers would be put at risk by Stoiber proposals
14/10/2014
A report published today by the European Commission's High Level Group on Administrative Burdens - chaired by Dr Edmund Stoiber - poses a danger to both workers and consumers alike.

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UK workers suffering the most severe squeeze in real earnings since Victorian times
13/10/2014
UK workers are suffering the longest and most severe decline in real earnings since records began in Victorian times, according to a new analysis published today by the TUC.

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Stress is the UK's top health and safety concern, say workplace reps
10/10/2014
Advance findings from a new TUC survey of union health and safety representatives published today on World Mental Health Day find stress to be the top concern in UK workplaces.

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National Minimum Wage increases today
1/10/2014
The national minimum wage rates from today for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has increased today

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Do you support members' disputes in the workplace? UCLAN want to hear from you.
1/10/2014
The University of Central Lancaster (UCLAN) is conducting a survey to ask trade union representatives (paid and lay officials) about their experience of dealing with individual union members' disputes in the workplace.

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ONS revisions shows fall in living standards worse than thought
30/9/2014
New figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the UK's living standards crisis is worse than previously thought.

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URTU Lay Official Courses 2015
26/9/2014
The URTU Training course dates for 2015 have been released.

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