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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.


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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Show Racism the Red Card and unionlearn sign joint-working agreement to combat racism through education
28/10/2013
Show Racism the Red Card and unionlearn - the TUC's learning and skills organisation - have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which commits both parties to working together to combat racism through education.

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Low-paid prudent savers will now have to raid their savings to take a bad boss to court
7/10/2013
Low paid workers who have been prudent savers will now have to raid their savings in order to take their employer to court, as a result of new restrictions in the employment tribunal fees remissions scheme coming into effect from today.

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ULR courses
2/10/2013
Your Union will be running two more ULR Training courses in November and December this year.

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National minimum wage increases
1/10/2013
The national minimum wage for adults has increased by 12p an hour to £6.31 from today.

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The Real Cost of Privitisation
27/9/2013
The Trade Union Co-ordinating Group (TUCG) brings together URTU and nine other national unions to co-ordinate campaigning activities in Parliament and beyond has produced a booklet on The Real Cost of Privitisation.

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Reforming the law on level crossings
25/9/2013
Today, the Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission publish a joint report on the law governing level crossings.

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TUC march in Manchester calls on Conservative conference to Save Our NHS
24/9/2013
Thousands of people are to march and rally in Manchester this weekend against cuts, job losses and the increasing involvement of private healthcare companies in the NHS.

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