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News Archive

Welcome to the archived news page of the United Road Transport Union.

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TUC lodges complaint against government for failing to give equal pay to agency workers
2/9/2013
The TUC has today lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission against the UK government for failing to implement the Temporary Agency Workers Directive properly.

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Postcode divide in state pension entitlement set to grow
30/8/2013
A woman in her late 40s from Corby can expect to receive £67,000 less state pension when she retires, compared to a women of the same age in East Dorset, due to a widening gap in life expectancies and a rising state pension.

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Individual GDP income still lower than when the coalition took office
28/8/2013
GDP income per head - economic growth that takes account of population change - is still lower today than when the coalition took office, according to new TUC analysis published today.

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National Minimum Wage rogues to be publicly named and shamed under new plans
23/8/2013
Employers who fail to pay the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will be publicly named and shamed under revamped plans to make it easier to clamp down on rogue businesses, Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson announced today.

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Many private sector workers will be worse off under state pension reforms
21/8/2013
The vast majority of people currently entitled to the state second pension will get less when they retire as a result of the scheme being replaced by the new single tier pension, TUC research published today warns.

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Fixed roadside penalty levels increase
16/8/2013
Higher roadside penalties for vans, trucks and buses were introduced today as graduated fixed penalties and financial deposits increase.

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UK inflation rate falls to 2.8% in July
13/8/2013
The rate of consumer prices index (CPI) inflation fell to 2.8% in July, down from 2.9% in June, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Involuntary temporary jobs driving rising employment
12/8/2013
Almost half of the rise in employment since 2010 has been in temporary work, according to a TUC analysis of official figures published today ahead of the latest unemployment figures on Wednesday.

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One in 20 adults involved in a road accident last year
9/8/2013
One in 20 adults was involved in a road accident in 2012, according to road safety charity, Institute of Advanced Motorists.

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Piggy-banks are underpinning UK recovery
7/8/2013
Falling household savings are underpinning the UK's economic recovery and preventing it from sliding back into recession, according to new analysis published by the TUC today.

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