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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.


Four million extra parents have access to parental leave this summer
1/7/2015
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) is reminding parents of school age children that they now have access to unpaid parental leave that could help them to secure time off work during the school holidays.

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Relax workplace dress codes to help staff cope with this week's heatwave
30/6/2015
URTU is calling on employers to temporarily relax workplace dress codes to help their staff work through the heatwave as comfortably as possible.

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HGV Levy's first year of operation
15/6/2015
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Andrew Jones, has today released the following written statement regarding the HGV Levy's first year of operation.

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IAM warns drivers not aware of impending changes to scrapping of driving licence counterpart today
8/6/2015
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is warning people to be aware of the changes that will take effect today as the paper counterpart for the driving licence is scrapped.

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Updated guide on Safety and Migrant Workers online
3/6/2015
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, has updated its guide on 'Safety and Migrant Workers' to assist union workplace representatives that work with migrant workers to help protect their health safety and welfare.

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Trade unions must mobilise in support of disabled people
21/5/2015
The General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O'Grady, will today address the opening day of the TUC's annual Disabled Workers' Conference at Congress House, London.

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RMT confirms strike dates and overtime ban in Network Rail pay and jobs dispute
19/5/2015
The largest rail union, RMT, has confirmed that members will be taking strike action and action short of a strike from Monday 25th May in the current dispute over pay and jobs at Network Rail.

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Water way to be a better driver
6/5/2015
The IAM's chief examiner, Peter Rodger, is offering advice to drivers' about the effects of dehydration and drowsiness while driving.

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Zero-hours contracts just the tip of the iceberg for low-paid and insecure jobs
27/4/2015
Zero-hours contracts are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to low-paid and insecure jobs, according to new analysis published by the TUC.

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World Book Night
23/4/2015
World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place tonight. Our Union has got involved by giving out books to members across the country.

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