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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.


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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Workers' Memorial Day is reminder of daily risks faced by workers
22/4/2015
International Workers' Memorial Day (Tuesday, 28 April) serves as a reminder to workers across the globe that many of them are at daily risk of accidents, injury and illness at work.

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Unions publish new guide to epilepsy in the workplace
21/4/2015
The TUC, in partnership with Epilepsy Action, is today publishing Epilepsy in the workplace - a TUC guide, to aid trade union workplace representatives in supporting members with epilepsy.

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TDM Area Meetings
16/4/2015
Your Union's Triennial Delegate Meeting (TDM) will be taking place later this year.

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Good workplace practices can spot and resolve mental health issues
30/3/2015
A new union report published today, Good practice in workplace mental health, says workers have been experiencing a significant increase in stress as a result of the impact of austerity on their work and home lives.

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DVSA publishes new load securing guide for vehicle operators
27/3/2015
New guidance has been published by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to help vehicle operators transport loads securely.

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As driving test reaches 80 years old, it's time for a 'system overhaul'
16/3/2015
As the driving test today reaches its 80th anniversary in the UK, IAM says its time the way we teach new drivers received a comprehensive overall to keep it relevant to today's driving landscape and to the problems faced by young people on the road.

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Osborne's plans risk massive hole in public finances at end of next parliament
13/3/2015
A new report published today has found that if wages undershoot expectations during the next parliament to the same extent as they have since 2010, the government will face a further £44bn black hole in its annual budget.

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DVSA starts rollout of more flexible vehicle testing service
11/3/2015
DVSA has launched a more flexible service for commercial vehicle tests, that will give the option of testing seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

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