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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.


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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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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