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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 is a day to stand up to discrimination
27/1/2014
URTU is calling for an end to discrimination and prejudice on Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) today.

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Job chances have fallen across most of the north despite record levels of employment in the UK
20/1/2014
The likelihood of being in work has fallen in the North East, the North West, the West Midlands and the South West since mid-2010.

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Questionnaire on the safety and comfort of the driver's cabin
17/1/2014
The aim of this questionnaire is to help the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) and United Road Transport Union make a survey amongst professional truck drivers about the SAFETY and the COMFORT of the driver's cabin.

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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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