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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.


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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Tell your story and help stop employment tribunal fees
22/5/2014
Government changes to the employment tribunal system have introduced fees for people who want to pursue a complaint against their employer.

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Governments must tame corporate power as low wages and insecure jobs threaten global recovery
18/5/2014
Workers across the world are losing their faith in national governments who they believe are putting the interests of big corporations ahead of their own, according to a new global poll published today by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

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Most motorists don't want 20mph zones
15/5/2014
Drivers are against the idea of a blanket 20mph speed limit on urban roads, according to research published today by road safety charity, Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

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People's incomes in Britain are still too dependent on parental wealth
14/5/2014
The UK's poor track record of social mobility means that people's life chances are too dependent on their parents' income, rather than their own education and ability, says the TUC as it publishes a new report on social mobility.

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