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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.


Every month 39,000 newly unemployed people across the North West will face five-week wait for safety net support
7/8/2014
New research published today by the TUC reveals the future impact of a controversial new welfare reform - the five-week wait - on workers in North West England, with 39,000 newly unemployed people set to be hit each month.

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Work Experience Placements - Guidance for Union Reps
5/8/2014
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, has published guidance aims to ensure work experience schemes are high quality and consistent with TUC principles.

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Theory and Driver CPC test fees to be cut
5/8/2014
The theory test and Driver CPC test fees are to be cut in October of this year and again in October 2015.

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Trade Unions call for immediate action to stop bombing of Gaza
1/8/2014
The Trade Union Co-ordinating Group currently comprises nine trade unions, BFAWU, FBU, NAPO, NUJ, NUT, PCS, POA, RMT, and URTU and represents just under one million trade unionists throughout the UK.

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URTU celebrates 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety Work Act
31/7/2014
The Health and Safety at Work Act is one of the most important and successful pieces of workplace legislation ever, URTU says today to mark the 40th anniversary of the Act, which received royal assent on 31 July 1974.

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Tribunal fees have been a "huge victory" for Britain's worst bosses
29/7/2014
Employment tribunal fees have been a huge victory for Britain's worst bosses, according to a new TUC report published today to mark the one year anniversary of the new charges.

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'Austerity Wreck Lives' March and Rally (6 September, Manchester)
25/7/2014
We've all had enough of austerity and the Con-Dem Coalition Government that has inflicted such damaging policies on us since 2010.

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Bring strike ballots into the modern age and let us go digital
18/7/2014
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, has today written to Business Secretary Vince Cable urging him to modernise the rules that govern strike ballots and bring union voting methods into the 21st century.

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Relax workplace dress codes to help staff cope with this week's heat
17/7/2014
With the temperatures likely to hit the low 30c tomorrow across the South East, and the mid to high 20c in other parts of England and Wales, URTU is calling on employers to temporarily relax workplace dress codes.

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Newly unemployed and seriously ill will soon wait five weeks for benefit cash
16/7/2014
Most people who lose their jobs will soon have to wait five weeks before they get any cash help, according to small print in the Universal Credit rules uncovered by the TUC as it launches a new campaign today, Saving Our Safety Net.

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