Monday September 16, 2019
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.


MEP slams government secret proposals for unfair sanctions against lorry drivers to Dover
1/8/2019
John Howarth Labour MEP South East region (covering Dover) responded to claims leaked to Sky News that the Government is secretly seeking to apply draconian powers to traffic officers in Kent to road hauliers in the event of a no deal Brexit.

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Unions urge bosses to allow flexible working as temperature hits 37c
24/7/2019
With temperatures set to hit 37oC in parts of the UK this week, unions, including URTU, are calling on employers to allow flexible working and to keep workplaces cool so staff can work as comfortably - and safely - as possible.

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Report to Members 2019
16/7/2019
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 2018.

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Driver CPC Warning
19/6/2019
URTU is warning professional drivers that the deadline for completing mandatory Driver CPC training for the current cycle is fast approaching. The deadline date is 9 September 2019.

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URTU Honorary Members - Please Update Your Details by 31 August 2019
18/6/2019
To ensure that your Union fulfils its data processing obligations under GDPR, your ‘personal data' must be kept up to date. We therefore need to ensure that we have current details in respect of your membership.

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Majority Feel Stressed or Anxious about Work
17/6/2019
A new report from workplace experts, Acas, has revealed that two thirds of workers (66%) have felt stressed or anxious about work over the past year.

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Neil Hunter joins URTU Regional Officer Team
3/6/2019
We are delighted to announce that, following acceptance of an offer made by our National Executive Committee, Neil Hunter has taken up the position of new URTU Regional Officer for Region 3.

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Prostate Cancer poster
30/5/2019
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with around 400,000 living with and after the disease in the UK.

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Scottish TUC Congress
15/4/2019
A URTU delegation including Robert Monks (General Secretary), Brian Hart (National Officer) and Eric Drinkwater (President) are attending the Scottish TUC 2019 Annual Congress in Dundee.

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Government Propose Abolition of Swedish Derogation
10/4/2019
Following many years of union campaigning, the Government have now put before Parliament for the the abolition of the Swedish derogation from 6 April 2020.

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