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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.


Amendment to Section 47 of the Health and Safety Work Act 1974 petition
18/12/2012
An amendment to Section 47 of the Health and Safety Work Act 1974, has been added to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill at the eleventh hour.

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420,000 more workers could miss out on a workplace pension, warns TUC
14/12/2012
Government's decision to raise the earnings threshold for auto enrolment into workplace pensions to £9,440 from next April.

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Your rights at work are not for sale
29/11/2012
The Government is putting forward one of the most offensive, made-up-on-the-back-of-an-envelope attacks on our rights at work that you can imagine.

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IFS study shows the Chancellor's economic strategy is failing
26/11/2012
The Institute for Fiscal Studies, which warns that the Chancellor may have to abandon his fiscal target on falling debt and announce more spending cuts after 2015.

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Apprenticeship Funding Survey
15/11/2012
The government has asked Skills for Logistics to survey Employers regarding the funding band for Driving Goods Vehicles Apprenticeships.

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Online survey for working parents
14/11/2012
Are you a working parent with children aged 0 - 12? You are invited to take part in an online survey conducted by the University of Manchester.

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TUC backs Europe-wide day of protest against austerity
14/11/2012
Across Europe today workers are protesting against their governments' economic policies as unions call for an end to austerity and a focus on jobs and growth.

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ETUC - European Day of Action & Solidarity - 14 November 2012
7/11/2012
Rally & anti-austerity protest - Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester at 12 noon on Wednesday 14 November 2012.

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More employers must sign up to the Living Wage
5/11/2012
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, has today welcomed the announcement from the Living Wage Foundation and the Greater London Authority (GLA).

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URTU backs campaign to stop the privatisation of PTS in Manchester
16/10/2012
Your Union is backing the campaign to stop the privatisation of the patient transport service (PTS) within Greater Manchester.

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