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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.


Food factories could be Covid-19 super spreaders this Christmas
30/11/2020
Unions, including URTU, have warned that food processing factories could become "super spreaders" of Covid-19 in the run up to Christmas.

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New figures back case for Union Learning Fund
26/11/2020
Union's have drawn the government's attention to a new document which underlines the value for money offered by the Union Learning Fund (ULF).

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Health & Safety Executive Inspections
24/11/2020
The Health & Safety Executive and local authorities are carrying out inspections in the logistics and distribution sector to ensure that businesses are Covid-secure.

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HSE 'Driving Safely for Work' Survey
24/11/2020
As a person who drives for work, or employs those who do, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is interested in your views/experiences regarding the risks you/your employees face when driving in work time (excluding commuting).

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Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP) Scheme - Revised Amendments due to Covid-19
10/11/2020
The Downstream Oil Distribution Forum (DODF) have reviewed the PDP Scheme dispensations in the light of the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, and the training and assessment challenges the industry faces.

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Disabled workers earning a fifth less than non-disabled peers
2/11/2020
New union analysis published shows that disabled workers now earn a fifth less than non-disabled workers.

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Reverse the cuts to union learning
28/10/2020
The government's plans to cut the Union Learning Fund in England means hundreds of thousands of workers will miss out on skills and training.

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DfT drivers' hours and working time rules guidance: latest update
28/10/2020
The latest update to the guidance takes into account recent changes to the EU drivers' hours exemptions and clarifies when the working time rules can be relaxed.

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Government must do more to end inequality 10 years on from Equality Act
1/10/2020
URTU is calling on the government to implement the Equality Act in full on its tenth anniversary today.

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URTU Learning Virtual Conference starts on Monday
1/10/2020
URTU Learning Virtual Conference starts on Monday, so join us for a week of interactive and informative webinars around health and well-being.

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