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News Archive

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

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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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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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