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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.


Employment law changes
15/4/2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic taking over all news coverage at the moment, many may not be aware of new legislation that came into force last week, making major changes to existing employment regulations.

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Domestic abuse and coronavirus - Trade Union Rep guide
10/4/2020
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Update: Truckstops should be classed as 'work canteens'
7/4/2020
Further to the URTU News report on 01 April (http://www.urtu.com/news/truckstops_should_be_classed_as_work_canteens2) our Union has been in further correspondence with Graham Yardley from The ‘fechan Truckstop.

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Temporary Relaxation of the drivers' hours rules: all sectors carriage of goods by road (Updated 7 April)
7/4/2020
The Department for Transport has updated its notification - Temporary Relaxation of the drivers' hours rules: all sectors carriage of goods by road.

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Truckstops should be classed as 'work canteens'
1/4/2020
Our Union has been contacted by Graham Yardley from The ‘fechan Truckstop to highlight that during the COVI-19 pandemic truckstops should have been classed the same as a ‘works canteen'.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Essential Work of the Logistics Sector
31/3/2020
Letter from Department for Transport

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COVID-19: guidance for employees
25/3/2020
Latest Government Guidance

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Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP) Scheme: Amendments due to Covid-19
24/3/2020
The Downstream Oil Distribution Forum (DODF) have reviewed the PDP Scheme in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, taking into account Government guidance and the need to reduce risk and respond to the challenges we face.

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HSE eBulletin: Guidance for drivers on access to welfare facilities.
19/3/2020
The HSE has published a bulletin for drivers (and operators) regarding the importance of access to washing facilities for visiting drivers.

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URTU Advanced Health and Safety course postponed
19/3/2020
In line with new government advisory measures regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have decided to postpone the URTU Advanced Health and Safety course due to take place at the Quality Hotel, Sheffield between the 20 - 23 April 2020.

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