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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.


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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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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