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.


Guide to help end discrimination against disabled workers with invisible impairments
4/12/2015
Good practice guide for workplace representatives to help them support trade union members with invisible impairments

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Workplace bullying questionnaire
12/11/2015
This November is anti-bullying month. The United Road Transport Union (URTU) is concerned workplace bullying is still a big issue for far too many workers across the UK.

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Employers and government need to pick up the pace on living wage
2/11/2015
The Living Wage Foundation has today announced an increase in the living wage by 40p to £8.25 per hour. The London Living Wage has increased by 25p to £9.40 per hour.

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Trade Union Bill - Lobby of Parliament
22/10/2015
As part of the campaign against this major assault on trade union and human rights the TUC is organising a lobby of Parliament on Monday, 2nd November, which the United Road Transport Union (URTU) is obviously supporting.

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More than 17,000 convicted of careless driving in past two years
15/10/2015
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed that more than 17,000 people have been convicted of careless driving offences since police were given the power to issue fixed penalty notices for it two years ago.

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TUC Congress 2015
10/9/2015
The 147th Congress will be held at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton from Sunday 13 September to Wednesday 16 September 2015.

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Survey on Job Insecurity
10/9/2015
This is to help us campaign for a better deal for people at work.

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PORT OF CALAIS INDUSTRIAL ACTION: CESSATION OF TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS' HOURS RULES
27/8/2015
The Department for Transport has taken the decision not to continue the relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers' hours rules for drivers of goods and passenger vehicles, which had previously been agreed in response to industrial action at the Port of

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Yes to Workers' Rights - No to Austerity. March and Rally Sunday 4th October
12/8/2015
Sunday 4 October will see a major rally and march take place in Manchester to coincide with the Conservative Party Conference.

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Britain's 3 million night workers need fair rights to work-life balance
5/8/2015
A new union report published today, A Hard Day's Night, shows that night working has grown since the recession, and there are now over three million employees who are regular night-workers in the UK.

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