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News Archive

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

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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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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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