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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.


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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Road Safety Week
8/11/2013
This year Road Safety Week (November 18-24) is asking people to 'tune in' to road safety in a bid to cut accidents caused by driver and pedestrian distraction.

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Women still earn £5,000 a year less than men
7/11/2013
Women working full-time still earn almost £5,000 a year less than men, though the pay gap in some jobs is three times bigger, according to a TUC analysis of official figures published to mark Equal Pay Day today.

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Government must end six-year wage squeeze for lowest paid workers with a bold rise in the minimum wage
6/11/2013
A bold rise in the national minimum wage (NMW) is needed next year to ease the living standards squeeze on the lowest paid workers, the TUC has warned today in its submission to the Low Pay Commission (LPC).

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New rules on bringing laden vehicles for driving tests start on Friday 15 November 2013
5/11/2013


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