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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.


Holocaust Memorial Day 2014
16/1/2014
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January 2014.

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Employers who do not pay workers the NMW will face an increased penalty
15/1/2014
Rogue employers who do not pay their workers the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will face an increased penalty of up to £20,000 as part of government's crackdown on employers who break the law.

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Areas of growth identified in new market report
10/1/2014
A new study from market analysts Plimsoll indicates confidence is sweeping back into the UK Road Haulage industry.

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Voters say that recovery will pass them by in 2014
31/12/2013
Just two per cent of voters say they have already benefited from the economic recovery and only a further 18 per cent expect to benefit from the recovery during 2014, according to a new TUC-commissioned YouGov poll.

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Nearly seven million grandparents provide regular childcare
17/12/2013
Nearly seven million grandparents provide regular childcare for their grandchildren aged under 16, with the most popular reason being to allow the child's parents to work.

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Unions in London urge British American Tobacco to clean up its US act
12/12/2013
The plight of tobacco workers in North Carolina is to be discussed in Parliament today as an American union brings its protest about harsh working conditions and poverty wages to London.

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Research reveals gender stereotyping in apprenticeships
11/12/2013
Women apprentices are far more likely to end up in low-paid jobs as a result of training in female-dominated sectors.

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Growth of in-work poverty means government is overspending billions on welfare
5/12/2013
The rising number of working people living in poverty is causing the government to spend billions more than planned on social security, according to a new TUC report published ahead of the autumn statement later today.

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ULR Dissemination Event - 25 Feb 2014
5/12/2013
The Union's ULR Dissemination Event will be taking place on 25 February in Worcester.

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New anti-tax abuse rule will allow 99 per cent of tax avoidance to continue
2/12/2013
The government's General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR) is so poorly designed that it will allow 99 per cent of tax avoidance to continue, according to a tax briefing published today by the TUC.

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