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News Archive

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

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Hard Up Festival, Birmingham
23/9/2014
As part of the Britain Needs a Pay Rise campaign, the Midlands TUC is to host a family-friendly Hard Up Festival in Birmingham this weekend to highlight the ongoing negative impact of government policies on pay and living standards across the region.

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Tribunal fees denying harassed and abused workers access to justice
11/9/2014
New employment tribunal statistics published today show that the new system of charging upfront fees is resulting in a major reduction in claims.

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Driver CPC deadline reached
10/9/2014
All professional bus, coach and lorry drivers must have completed their first block of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) periodic training by today to continue working.

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Leslie Manasseh is to be the next TUC President
10/9/2014
Leslie Manasseh, Deputy General Secretary at civil service union Prospect, is to be the next President of the TUC.

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New TUC guide shows how unions improve jobs and build a fairer society
6/9/2014
On the eve of the annual Trades Union Congress in Liverpool, the TUC has published The Union Advantage, a guide to how unions make work better and society fairer.

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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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