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News Archive

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

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Casualties increase in 20mph zones
4/7/2014
The number of serious accidents on 20mph roads has increased by over a quarter (26 per cent) last year, according to analysis of government data by road safety charity, Institute of Advanced Motorists.

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10th July - Industrial Action across the North West
4/7/2014
Thursday 10th July will see a range of TUC affiliates take action across the North West region. A number of marches and rallies will take place.

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Firefighters to join mass strike action on 10 July
3/7/2014
Firefighters in England and Wales will join hundreds of thousands of other public sector workers taking strike action on Thursday 10 July, the Fire Brigades Union has announced.

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Civil servants to join 1.5 million-strong strike on 10 July
1/7/2014
Civil servants will join the 1.5 million-strong strike over pay on 10 July, the Public and Commercial Services union confirms.

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Flexible working change welcome but it's still too easy to say no
30/6/2014
From today all employees who've been in their jobs for more than half a year have the right to ask their employers if they can work flexibly.

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Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain: Main Results 2013 Report
26/6/2014
The Department for Transport's 'Reported road casualties in Great Britain: main results 2013 report' was published today.

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Zero-hours workers need greater protection, says TUC
25/6/2014
Preventing employers from insisting that their zero-hours staff are only allowed to work for them will be good news for some employees, but the government needs to go much further if the widespread abuse of these kind of contracts is to be stamped out.

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Everywoman Academy
4/6/2014
The everywoman in Transport & Logistics Leadership Academy, which your Union is a strategic partner, is dedicated to developing the leadership skills of women in the industry.

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URTU members vote overwhelmingly for Industrial Action at Wincanton
28/5/2014
Members of the United Road Transport Union (URTU) employed by Wincanton LTD at the HJ Heinz factory, Kitt Green, near Wigan, and the adjoining National Distribution Centre at Martland Park have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial strike action.

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Government to take 40 pounds from everyone who loses their job
23/5/2014
From this Autumn anyone who loses their job will receive £40 less as a result of government plans to make people wait for longer for any job support.

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