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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.


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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Removal of the address from the Driver tachograph card
26/11/2013
To reduce unnecessary red tape Driver tachograph cards issued from early December 2013, will no longer display an address.

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Unionised enterprises less likely to be hit by the recession
25/11/2013
Employees in workplaces which recognise unions were ‘significantly less likely' to have been adversely effected by the recession, says an authoritative new survey published today.

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TUC Domestic Violence Survey
24/11/2013
Domestic violence may happen behind closed doors but it has far reaching consequences and is known to have an impact on the working lives of those living with an abusive partner.

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Motorists support for speed cameras goes down in 2013
20/11/2013
The use of speed cameras are supported by the majority of the motoring public, according to the latest research published today by road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

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Lay Official Training Courses 2014
14/11/2013
The URTU training course dates for 2014 have been announced.

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Job quality close to 20-year low despite rising employment rates
13/11/2013


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Driver training exemption
13/11/2013
Regulations come into effect today which clarify the exemptions from the requirement to hold Driver CPC for those who occasionally drive lorries, buses or coaches as part of their work but never carry passengers or goods for hire or reward.

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