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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.


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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Still waiting for a recovery in pay
4/11/2013
At 2.5%, union-negotiated private sector pay rises in the year to July had a lower mid-point (median) value than they did in the same period a year earlier, according to the Labour Research Department (LRD).

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More large employers must commit to paying the living wage
4/11/2013
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, has today welcomed the increase in the living wage rates but warned that too few large employers have committed to paying it despite an £83bn increase in their cash reserves over the last five years.

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Equal Pay Day is coming up next Thursday 7 November
31/10/2013
Next Thursday is Equal Pay Day - the day on which women effectively stop being paid for the year because of the gender pay gap.

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Older parents have childcare commitments too
30/10/2013
With two in five women over the age of 50 also the mothers of school-age children, the TUC is today urging employers to be more sympathetic to requests for flexible working and annual leave from older members of staff.

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