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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.


Health and Safety and Organising - A guide for reps
18/3/2016
The TUC has today launched new guidance to help recruit more union members and encourage more existing union members to become health and safety reps.

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Unite members employed by Co-op have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action
17/3/2016
Unite members employed as drivers at Co-op have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action over the proposal to transfer 87 drivers in the Midlands to controversial haulier Eddie Stobart Ltd (ESL).

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Pracujesz w Wielkiej Brytanii? Do you work in Britain?
10/3/2016
The LRD has recently been working with the Polish Institute of Public Affairs (ISP) on a project looking at the extent to which Polish workers in the UK join unions and are able to protect their rights at work.

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Just over 800,000 people on zero-hours contract for main job
9/3/2016
Some 801,000 people said they were on a contract that guaranteed no minimum hours (or ‘zero hours' contract) in their main job, according to latest ONS figures. This is 2.5% of the employed UK workforce, up from 2.3% in the same period of 2014.

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Progress on pension enrolment must be matched by decent employer contributions
3/3/2016
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) has welcomed new figures today from the Office for National Statistics which show growing numbers of workers with pensions schemes as a result of automatic enrolment.

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Workers in the UK put in £31.5billion of unpaid overtime a year
26/2/2016
UK workers gave their bosses £31.5 billion of unpaid overtime last year, according to a new analysis of official statistics.

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Each year more than 230,000 people get training and learning opportunities through their union
23/2/2016
For every £1 spent on union supported learning and training, the economy gets £9.15 back, according to a new study published this month.

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For every £1 spent on trade union facility time taxpayers get at least £2.31 back in savings
23/2/2016
For every £1 spent on paid time off for public sector union reps to represent their members, taxpayers get at least £2.31 back in savings, according to a new study published today.

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One in eight people experience violence at work
8/2/2016
One in eight people have experienced violence at work, according to research published by the TUC today.

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DVSA 'Driver CPC Training' Survey
1/2/2016
The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is developing a new ‘Find your nearest' search tool on the GOV.UK website to help drivers find Driver CPC training.

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