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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.


Motorists worried about safety on SMART motorways
8/5/2014
The IAM is calling for more information and advice on SMART motorways for drivers.

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TUC launches its first guide to autism in the workplace
2/5/2014
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, has today launched its first ever guide to autism in the workplace.

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Most workers on zero-hours contracts earn less than the living wage
30/4/2014
The majority of workers on zero-hours contracts earn less than the living wage - and more than three-quarters of staff in London - the TUC says today ahead of the publication of new official figures on the extent of zero-hours contracts.

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Government cuts in vital health and safety 'red tape' threaten lives at work
28/4/2014
The TUC is warning today on Workers' Memorial Day that the government's persistent ideological attacks on key health and safety legislation threaten even more accidents, injuries and deaths at work.

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Workers' Memorial Day - 28 April 2014
24/4/2014
The purpose behind Workers' Memorial Day has always been to "remember the dead: fight for the living" and unions are asked to focus on both areas, by considering events or memorial to remember all those killed through work but at the same time ensuring th

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills
17/4/2014
The URTU learning and skills project aims to support and encourage people with developing their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills.

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UK inflation rate falls
15/4/2014
The UK inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 1.6% in March from 1.7% in February, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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More than two in five new jobs created since mid-2010 have been self-employed
14/4/2014
Self-employment accounts for 44 per cent of the net rise in employment since mid- 2010, with pensioners, part-time workers and ‘odd-jobbers' the fastest growing groups of Britain's new self-employed workforce.

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Overnight subsistence allowances paid to lorry drivers
14/4/2014
Following discussions between HM Revenue & Customs and the Road Haulage Association, the lorry drivers' overnight subsistence allowance rate remains unchanged - £26.20 for drivers with sleeper cabs and £34.90 for drivers with non-sleeper cabs.

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Health and safety reps survey 2014
11/4/2014
This is the tenth TUC survey of health and safety reps. It is designed to provide the TUC and individual unions with information about who health and safety reps are, and what their experiences and needs are.

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