Friday November 24, 2017
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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.


Workplace stress at record levels, say union health and safety reps
10/10/2016
Stress is the top health and safety concern in UK workplaces according to a TUC study published today on World Mental Health Day.

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New National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October
1/10/2016
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) applies to all workers aged 16-24, including apprentices and the rates are changing on Saturday 1 October.

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Lorry Ratings Scheme Could See Thousands Banned From London to Protect Cyclists
30/9/2016
London mayor Sadiq Khan wants to introduce a rating system from zero to five stars for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) based on the level of vision the driver has from the cab.

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Prime Minister must guarantee workers that their rights are safe after Brexit
30/9/2016
100 days after the vote to leave the EU, the URTU is today calling on Theresa May to assure working people she will protect their rights that are currently guaranteed by the EU.

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Nearly half of workplaces have never had a visit from a health and safety inspector, say health and safety reps
19/9/2016
Nearly half of UK workplaces have never had a health and safety inspection - including more than 80% of construction workplaces - according to a new TUC survey of health and safety reps published today.

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Wages standstill sees over a million low-income families struggle with extreme debt
23/8/2016
More than a million families with a household income below £30,000 are in extreme debt, and ongoing wage stagnation is making the problem worse.

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BAME workers a third more likely to be underemployed
22/8/2016
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers are a third more likely to be underemployed than white workers, according to a new union report published today.

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URTU wins five year holiday pay battle with Eddie Stobart
9/8/2016
A five-year legal battle to get haulier Eddie Stobart Ltd (ESL) to pay the correct rate of holiday pay has finally been concluded.

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UK workers experienced sharpest wage fall of any leading economy
27/7/2016
UK workers have suffered the biggest fall in real wages among leading OECD countries, according to new analysis published today by the TUC.

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Changes to URTU Training Courses
20/7/2016
From September, our Union will be offering more comprehensive training courses for both Shop Stewards and Health and Safety Representatives.

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