Thursday July 18, 2019
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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.


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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Claim Tax Relief for your Job Expenses
5/4/2019
You can check and claim tax relief directly for your job expenses, through the government website.

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URTU Annual Learning Conference
29/3/2019
The URTU Annual Learning Conference was held at the De Vere Orchard Hotel in Nottingham on Friday 29th March.

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URTU Honorary Members - Please Update Your Details
15/2/2019
The ‘General Data Protection Regulation' (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. Your Union has included several articles on GDPR in recent issues of ‘Wheels' Magazine, and you may also have seen its impact on organisations widely reported in the news.

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We Need an Outright Ban on Zero Hour Contracts
11/2/2019
We know that unions can make a real difference. Last year unions, including URTU, won many new working rights and better pay and conditions for workers across the UK.

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