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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.


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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Do not privatise the Probation Service E-Petition
18/1/2013
The Government have recently announced their plans to privatise almost 70% of the probation service in England and Wales.

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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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