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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.


Full disclosure of all Government documents relating to the 1972 building workers strike and the conspiracy trials at Shrewsbury
27/3/2013
Your Union is asking members sign up to an e-petition which requests that all Government documents relating to the 1972 building workers' strike and the conspiracy trials at Shrewsbury be fully disclosed.

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VAT hike will cost lowest-paid workers four times more than any gain from the £10,000 personal allowance
18/3/2013
By the time of the next election low-paid workers will be losing up to four times more per year from the government's increase in VAT than they will gain from the raising of the personal tax allowance to £10,000.

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Two in five women over 50 want fewer hours at work
15/3/2013
More than two in five women workers over 50 want fewer hours in their current job, according to a new TUC analysis published today to mark the final day of TUC Women's Conference.

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TUC launches updated workplace safety guide, as concerns mount over cuts to inspections
8/3/2013
The new edition of the TUC's bestselling safety publication Hazards at Work has been published today, amid growing concerns over cuts to workplace safety inspections.

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Crash, bang, follow up
28/2/2013
Road safety charity the IAM is offering weekly motoring tips from Britain's top advanced driver, Peter Rodger. This week, he is advising on what to do following a collision.

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FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards 2013
13/2/2013
The nomination deadline for the FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards 2013 has been extended to Monday 18 February.

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Employee well-being the key to reducing sick leave
12/2/2013
Employers who create healthy workplaces can reduce employee absence and boost productivity, according to a new TUC guide published today.

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Safety manifesto could help prevent needless workplace deaths and injuries
8/2/2013
Regular safety inspections, a maximum temperature in the workplace and far greater control of carcinogens are just some of the improvements that the TUC is calling for in a new ten point safety manifesto published today.

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'Save Our Services' rally - Newcastle, 16 February
25/1/2013
A 'Save Our Services' rally will be taking place in Newcastle on Saturday 16 February.

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Union's urge employers to show understanding over bad weather and school closures
23/1/2013
With snow and ice still covering much of the UK and the freezing weather set to continue, the TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, has issued advice for workers and their employers on what they should do during the current cold snap.

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