Tuesday September 21, 2021
For the road ahead

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.


URTU Training Courses 2021/22
17/8/2021
Your Union has announced new dates for URTU Shop Steward and URTU Health & Safety Reps training courses.

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Unions call for permanent short-time working scheme to protect jobs in times of economic crisis and change
12/8/2021
Unions, including URTU, are today calling on the government to establish a permanent short-time working scheme as "a post pandemic legacy" to help protect working people through periods of future economic change.

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Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU driver' hours rules
6/8/2021
The temporary relaxation of drivers' hours that applies until 11:59pm on 8 August 2021 has been extended.

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New Organising course for union reps
9/7/2021
TUC Education has produced this new online learning resource, which is designed to provide union reps with the skills and knowledge needed to build the strength of their unions.

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Notification of Temporary Relaxations to the enforcement of the retained EU Drivers' Hours Rules: All road haulage
8/7/2021
The Department for Transport has introduced a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers' hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales, due to the pressures on local and national supply chains.

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Report to Members
5/7/2021
In accordance with Section 32A of the Act, the National Executive Committee hereby gives the following information extracted from its accounts and annual return for the year ended 31 December 2020.

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Thompsons Solicitors
2/7/2021
From 4 July 2021, URTU members and their families can access free personal injury advice trade union lawyers.

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URTU Backs new Status of Workers Bill
30/6/2021
Our Union has given its full support of a the Status of Workers Bill, which was introduced to the House of Lords in May 2021.

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Forgotten Employment Bill is a Betrayal of Workers
25/6/2021
Our Union has accused the government of rowing back on its promise to boost workers' rights, after ministers failed to include an employment bill in the Queen's Speech in May.

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Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival
23/6/2021
From Friday 16 - Sunday 18 July 2021, there will be discussions, debates, radical history lessons, lots of music and all the best of the Festival.

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