Thursday December 2, 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.


Unions Together for Climate Action
2/11/2021
TUCG member unions, including URTU, are calling on our movement and others to work together to understand the requirements and impacts of decarbonisation across our whole society and economy, in all sectors.

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Extension of the temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers' hours rules: All road haulage sectors in Great Britain
29/10/2021
Our Union has received the following notification from the Department for Transport.

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Transporting Goods on the Road - Open Letter From Police, DVSA and others
7/10/2021
Our Union has received the following open Letter from Police, DVSA and others regarding Transporting Goods on the Road:

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EV Cargo Alfreton - Latest Advice
6/10/2021


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Extension of the temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers' hours rules: All road haulage sectors in Great Britain
1/10/2021
The Department for Transport has laid regulations to extend the temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers' hours Regulation in England, Scotland and Wales, until 31 October 2021.

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Legal Services for members
21/9/2021
URTU members can access free legal advice and representation from the UK's leading law firm for trade union members, Thompsons Solicitors.

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An extra 50,000 lorry tests a year
10/9/2021
Today the government has announced plans to help to tackle the shortage of lorry drivers by creating an extra 50,000 lorry tests.

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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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