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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.


URTU successful in securing funding for its education project - URTU Learning
11/4/2016
The mission of the project is to assist and guide all individuals especially drivers and warehouse operatives in all aspects of learning to unlock their full potential.

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Health and Safety Reps Survey 2016
31/3/2016
The 2016 biennial health and safety representatives survey is now underway. This is the eleventh TUC survey of health and safety reps.

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Free mobile app to support union reps
31/3/2016
The TUC have launched a new mobile app for their online community UNIONREPS.org.uk - a free interactive discussion forum that helps reps to discuss and share ideas.

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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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