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News Archive

Welcome to the archived news page of the United Road Transport Union.

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TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS' HOURS RULES: DELIVERY OF ESSENTIAL ITEMS TO RETAILERS
18/3/2020
In response to requests from Industry, the Department for Transport has, pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006, agreed to a temporary and limited urgent relaxation.

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Government must support hauliers in coronavirus crisis, says RHA
17/3/2020
The RHA is imploring Government to pledge immediate financial support for hauliers who face going out of business because of the coronavirus crisis.

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URTU Learning Annual Conference Postponed
17/3/2020
Conference update due to Covid-19.

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FTA LAUNCHES COVID-19 RESOURCE FOR LOGISTICS
17/3/2020
To help the logistics sector keep Britain moving and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, FTA, the business group which represents the industry, has launched a unique free web portal.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus: Guidance to unions
16/3/2020
This guide is for trade union reps, designed to give you an understanding of the workplace issues in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Unions calls for emergency coronavirus taskforce
9/3/2020
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, has today called on the government to set up an emergency taskforce to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

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New official figures show government is failing to protect working class families
5/3/2020
New figures published today by the Office for National Statistics show that government decisions are worsening inequality for working-class families.

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Women's Pay Day - the day when the average woman starts getting paid compared to the average man is today
4/3/2020
The average woman effectively works for free for two months of the year compared to the average man, according to union analysis.

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TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS' HOURS AND WORKING TIME RULES: DELIVERY OF LPG
4/3/2020
Temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers' hours and working-time rules for the drivers of vehicles transporting liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

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Government must limit spread of Coronavirus with paid sick leave
29/2/2020
Unions, including URTU, have called on the government to ensure that workers are provided with paid sick leave to prevent presenteeism during the Coronavirus outbreak, which could further spread the potentially dangerous virus.

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