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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.


50 years on people continue to ignore seat belt laws at their peril
29/1/2015
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is warning that despite 50 years of seat belt laws, far too many drivers and passengers are still putting themselves and others in great danger by not wearing seat belts.

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Unions launch guide in 13 languages to tackle migrant worker exploitation
23/1/2015
New online guides to help combat the exploitation of migrant workers, so that everyone is treated fairly, are being launched today. The guide Working in the UK is available in 13 languages, including Polish, Bulgarian and Romanian.

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Austerity cuts are threatening the future of local authority services in England
16/1/2015
The future of local authority services in England are under threat from a growing funding crisis, with significant cuts already being made to statutory adult care and children's services.

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Don't lose your grip on salty roads
14/1/2015
As the Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings of ice and snow for much of the country, roads are expected to be gritted to prevent snow from settling.

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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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