Wednesday December 19, 2018
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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.


DFT Notification - drivers' hours - severe weather
2/3/2018
The Department for Transport has issued the following statement in relation to the current severe weather event and the drivers' hours rules.

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Workers in the UK put in more than 31 billion worth of unpaid overtime a year
23/2/2018
UK workers gave their employers £31.2 billion of free labour last year by doing unpaid overtime

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EXTENSION TO TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS' HOURS AND WORKING TIME RULES: DELIVERY OF LPG
23/2/2018
Due to continued shortage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at a strategically important refinery in England, the industry have requested an extension to the relaxation.

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TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS' HOURS AND WORKING TIME RULES: DELIVERY OF LPG
9/2/2018
The Department for Transport has, pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006, agreed to a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers' hours and working time rules

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URTU Training Courses 2018 - 2019
23/1/2018
The dates of the URTU Lay Official Training courses for the rest of 2018 and 2019 have been announced.

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CPC Workshops
17/1/2018
The URTU's Union Learning project is running two CPC workshops, one in England and one in Wales.

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Ministers' plot could slash paid holidays for 7 million workers
17/12/2017
A ministerial plot to scrap the Working Time Directive in the UK reported today could deny paid holidays to millions of workers, and make long working weeks the norm

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Two-thirds of zero-hours workers want jobs with guaranteed hours
4/12/2017
Most people on zero-hours contracts are not on them by choice, new TUC polling has revealed today.

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Strike action disrupts new driving tests
30/11/2017
Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) in the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will take 48 hour strike action on Monday 4th December ending at Midnight on the 5th December.

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Principles of Warehousing and Storage
16/11/2017
Through a new learning provider partnership, URTU Learning can now offer you a free Warehousing and Storage qualification.

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