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

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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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Government proposals will fail to tackle abuse of zero-hours contracts
13/3/2014
Government proposals to clamp down on the abuse of zero-hours contracts will fail to stem the widespread exploitation of workers, the TUC says today in its response to the government's consultation.

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Highest-paid occupations are 'no-go' areas for part-time workers
12/3/2014
Most of the best-paid occupations in Britain are 'no-go' areas for part-time workers, with fewer than one in seven employees in these top jobs working shorter hours.

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The government accepts wage rate recommendations
12/3/2014
The Low Pay Commission today welcomed the Government's acceptance of its recommendations on rates for the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for adults and young people from October 2014.

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DVSA warns lorry drivers of Driver CPC training deadline
10/3/2014
Drivers of lorries, and their employers, must stay on top of their Driver CPC training requirements or risk being fined and even losing their livelihood, the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Office of the Traffic Commissioner have warned.

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Jobs recovery and rising work pressures have led to record levels of unpaid hours
28/2/2014
Employees across the UK worked a record amount of unpaid overtime last year, with over 5.4 million workers putting in around £640m worth of unpaid hours every week.

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