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News Archive

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

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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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The 25th National Hazards Conference
17/2/2014
Bad work makes us sick: We're not having it!

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Stand up to Racism and Fascism rally and demo
17/2/2014
London, Saturday 22nd March 2014 at 11am

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Tax credits and benefits play crucial role in preventing working people falling into poverty
14/2/2014


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Union Learning Rep Stage Two course
14/2/2014
Your Union has announced that it will be running a Union Learning Rep (ULR) Stage Two training course on the 2 - 6 June 2014 at Ruskin College, Oxford.

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Employers should be sympathetic to employees affected by the floods
13/2/2014
With many parts of the South West and the South East badly affected by flooding - in some cases since the start of the year - the TUC is urging employers to be sympathetic to the problems being faced by thousands of employees whose homes are under water.

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