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News Archive

Welcome to the archived news page of the United Road Transport Union.

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ULR Conference Event
10/2/2014
Calling all Union Learning Reps. You are invited to attend the ULR Conference Event on the 12 March 2014 at Westone Manor Hotel, Northampton.

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Nominations extended for FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards
10/2/2014
Nominations for the FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have been extended until Monday 17 February at 17:30.

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Highways Agency gives advice for drivers in wet and windy conditions
7/2/2014
The Highways Agency is advising road users to drive with extra care in the current wet conditions and prepare for travel disruption from early on Saturday.

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Road users advised of high winds in the South East
4/2/2014
The Highways Agency is advising road users to be cautious as strong winds are forecast across the South East tomorrow.

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London Underground strikes
31/1/2014
The RMT and TSSA unions have called two 48‑hour strikes for London Underground.

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Holocaust Memorial Day is a day to stand up to discrimination
27/1/2014
URTU is calling for an end to discrimination and prejudice on Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) today.

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Job chances have fallen across most of the north despite record levels of employment in the UK
20/1/2014
The likelihood of being in work has fallen in the North East, the North West, the West Midlands and the South West since mid-2010.

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Questionnaire on the safety and comfort of the driver's cabin
17/1/2014
The aim of this questionnaire is to help the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) and United Road Transport Union make a survey amongst professional truck drivers about the SAFETY and the COMFORT of the driver's cabin.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2014
16/1/2014
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January 2014.

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Employers who do not pay workers the NMW will face an increased penalty
15/1/2014
Rogue employers who do not pay their workers the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will face an increased penalty of up to £20,000 as part of government's crackdown on employers who break the law.

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