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News Archive

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

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Vulnerable claimants to face hardship from longer wait for financial help
5/9/2014
The government has today rejected recommendations by its expert advisers to exempt vulnerable claimants, including disabled people, from a new seven day waiting period for benefits.

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Low-paid job creation has pushed earnings growth to record low
4/9/2014
The shift in employment from higher to lower paying industries, combined with rising levels of under-employment have helped push earnings growth to a record low, according to a new report published today.

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Preventing vehicle runaways - Have your say
4/9/2014
Vehicle runaways typically occur during coupling and uncoupling and involve the vehicle or trailer moving away without the driver being in control.

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IAM warns drivers to be aware of distracted youngsters on their daily commute
3/9/2014
Leading road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has issued a warning to drivers to stay on their guard on their daily commute, as distracted youngsters make their way home from school at the start of the autumn term.

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Tax Disc Abolished
1/9/2014
From 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen. This affects individuals and organisations that own motor vehicles, including heavy goods vehicles.

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All Together for the NHS: 1 September day of action for fair pay
29/8/2014
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) has given its full support to the All Together for the NHS campaign.

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The living wage is out of reach for most women working part-time in many parts of Britain
28/8/2014
The majority of women working part-time earn less than the living wage in over 50 local authority areas across Britain, according to research published today by the TUC.

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Community Sentences
26/8/2014
Research carried out by your Union has concluded that courts should not be able to award community sentences to a convicted professional driver if the unpaid work element of the sentence places the driver in breach of the daily or weekly rest periods.

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Welfare reforms spectacularly fail the Prime Minister's new family test
22/8/2014
The majority of social security cuts announced by the government will fall on working families, who will suffer twice the level of benefit losses as out of work families, according to a new report published today by the TUC.

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TUC Congress 2014 - Final Agenda
20/8/2014
Motions and nominations for the 146th Annual Trades Union Congress, 7 - 10 September 2014, Liverpool

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