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News Archive

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

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Over half a million low-paid workers could miss out on auto-enrolment next year
12/10/2012
Over half a million low-paid workers, 80 per cent of whom are women, could lose thousands of pounds in employer pension contributions if ministers go ahead with plans to raise the earnings trigger for people to be auto-enrolled into workplace pensions.

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URTU Support for Demonstration and Lorry Convoy
9/10/2012
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) has given its full support to today's demonstration and lorry convoy in the heart of the European Quarter in Brussels.

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Action Week Campaigns for Safe, Secure Work
5/10/2012
The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) and its member unions worldwide, are holding a road action week to fight for safe, secure work.

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March for a Future - Transport from North West England
2/10/2012
Your Union is asking members to support 'March for a Future that Works' on the 20 October in London. Below are details of transport from North West England to the March.

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National Minimum Wage
1/10/2012
From today the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will rise in accordance with the recommendations set out by the Low Pay Commission in its 2012 report.

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Austerity has created a tough climate for union negotiators
11/9/2012
Austerity and the poor state of the economy has created a tough climate for union negotiators, according to the TUC Equality Audit published today.

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The Logistics Credit Union survey
6/9/2012
Skills for Logistics are proposing to create "The Logistics Credit Union" (LCU) which will provide access to finance for training in an environment where obtaining credit is difficult due to the current economic climate.

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A Quarter of Employees do not understand everything on their Payslip
3/9/2012
A quarter (26.3%) of employees do not understand everything on their payslip, reveals recent research from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP).

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Turkey: DHL must recognize union, reinstate sacked workers
10/8/2012
Over the last year, 24 workers have been dismissed, seemingly for attempting to organise a union.

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Diabetic Driver - Are You Testing Twice a Day?
7/8/2012
Drivers are falling foul of the strict new criteria that was also introduced.

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