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News Archive

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

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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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Motorists unhappy with pothole performance
10/4/2014
The government has got a long way to go to convince drivers that they have the pothole problem in control as 67 per cent of motorists think that they are doing a bad or a very bad job of maintaining the nation's roads.

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Workers' Memorial Day
10/4/2014
Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic 'accidents'

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Cuts to family-friendly benefits could pay for a year's supply of nappies, wipes and babygrows
4/4/2014
Years of real-terms cuts to child benefit, statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay will leave expectant and new parents up to £450 a year worse off.

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Youths lead the 50,000 strong European trade union demonstration to reclaim their future
4/4/2014
Today, representatives of six European trade union federations (ETUFs), together with the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) youth delegation, led 50,000 demonstrators through Brussels to demand a new path for Europe.

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MEPs initiative on the improvement of professional drivers' working conditions
3/4/2014
At the initiative of the Dutch Socialist MEP Denis de Jong, a group of MEPs has recently written to Commissioner Kallas raising once again the issue of "Modern slavery" in road transport.

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One in four women do not earn enough to benefit from the latest personal allowance rise
3/4/2014
One in four women do not earn enough to benefit from the latest rise in the income tax personal allowance, which increases from £9,440 to £10,000 this Sunday (6 April), according to a new report published today.

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Motoring agency merger set to improve services for motorists
2/4/2014
Roads Minister Stephen Hammond has today launched the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), bringing together a range of motoring services including driving tests, goods and passenger vehicle testing, operator licensing and the supervision of MOTs.

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The health and safety of older workers - Guidance
1/4/2014
A guide for workplace representatives

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