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.


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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Real wages still worth much less than in 2008
22/1/2016
Average pay (median) in Britain is still worth £2,270 less in real terms than it was in 2008 - a shortfall of £44 a week according to new union analysis published today.

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'End Austerity Now' National Demonstration
19/1/2016
The People's Assembly is organsing an 'End Austerity Now' national demonstration to take place in central London on Saturday 16 April 2016.

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HeartUnions Week 8 - 14 February
18/1/2016
This government is determined to shift the balance of power in the workplace in favour of employers, and get the Trade Union Bill through Parliament with as little scrutiny as possible.

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Over 900,000 workers set to work on Christmas Day
22/12/2015
As many workplaces prepare to shut down for the Christmas break, URTU is urging everyone to spare a thought for the hundreds of thousands of people who will be working this Christmas Day.

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Driving with a hangover can land you with a criminal record
21/12/2015
THINK! highlights the risks of driving the morning after a big night out.

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Economy is paying too little for work and too much for sitting on wealth
18/12/2015
New figures published today by the Office for National Statistics on UK household wealth paint a worrying picture of growing wealth inequality.

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Small Increase in Contributions
17/12/2015


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URTU members vote overwhelmingly in support of industrial strike action at DHL Supply Chain (Marks & Spencer contract)
11/12/2015
The industrial action is due to commence on Friday 18th December.

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Guidance on Well-being at Work
10/12/2015
New union guidance on well-being at work has been published today. The new TUC guidance - Work and well-being - sets out the importance of healthy workplaces and provides advice on how to handle specific issues such as smoking, obesity and stress.

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