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News Archive

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

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All Together for the NHS: The Farm adds their support to TUC Manchester rally
17/9/2013
Liverpool band, The Farm, will be supporting the TUC's march and rally in Manchester on Sunday 29 September against NHS cuts and privatisation.

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Manchester March and Rally - Sunday 29 September 2013
16/9/2013
Supporters of the National Health Service and all those who want to defend jobs, services and a decent welfare state will be marching in Manchester.

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First driver CPC milestone reached
10/9/2013
Today marks the deadline by which drivers of coaches and buses with ‘acquired rights' must have completed their first block of Driver CPC periodic training.

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Workers will have to raid savings to take case to tribunal
9/9/2013
The TUC has today slammed new plans to make workers with household savings of £3,000 pay the full cost of going to an employment tribunal.

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'Total' unemployment in the UK is nearly five million - almost double the official figure
8/9/2013
'Total' unemployment in the UK is currently 4.78 million, close to double the headline unemployment figure, a TUC analysis warns today.

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TUC Congress
6/9/2013
This year's Congress will take place at the Bournemouth International Centre on 8-11 September 2013.

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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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