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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.


TUC survey on job insecurity
4/8/2015
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, want to hear from people who have jobs with these kinds of problems. This is to help us campaign for a better deal for people at work.

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1.7 million people missing out on their paid holidays
30/7/2015
New figures published today by the TUC indicate that 1,669,000 employees are missing out on their minimum legal entitlement to paid holidays.

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NOTIFICATION - PORT OF CALAIS INDUSTRIAL ACTION: TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS' HOURS RULES
30/7/2015
This temporary relaxation applies from 00:01 on Thursday 30th July 2015 and will run for a period of 30 days at the times when Operation Stack is in place.

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Unions dismiss Chancellor's Budget for the few!
8/7/2015
TUCG member unions have called the Chancellors budget, the first Tory budget in 18 years, a perfect example of the Tories Dickensian and ideological attacks on the working poor, disabled and jobless.

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Trade Unions welcome 'OXI' vote in Greek Referendum
6/7/2015
The Trade Union Co-ordinating Group (TUCG) today welcomes the 'no' vote in yesterday's Greek Referendum on the austerity max bailout package proposed by the IMF and EU capitalist Governments in conjunction with the ECB.

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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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