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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.


Unions welcome Bank of England's unemployment target for interest rates
7/8/2013
Unions, including URTU, have welcomed the Bank of England's announcement today that it will not raise interest rates until unemployment has fallen below seven per cent, which it has forecast will take place in 2016.

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Election for President
7/8/2013
The ballot for the President of the United Road Transport Union has been completed.

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Increase in the number of drink-drive casualties
1/8/2013
The latest Department for Transport drink-drive statistics released today show an increase in the number of drink-drive casualties.

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Rider-operated lift trucks: Operator Training and Safe Use
25/7/2013
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced an 'Approved Code of Practice and guidance' on all aspects of lift trucks.

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More action needed to help the near million strong long-term unemployed
16/7/2013
Ministers must do more to help the 898,000 people across the UK who have been out of work for at least a year.

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TUC launch practical policies to close Britain's £85bn wage gap
1/7/2013
The share of the economy going to wages fell by more than five percentage points between 1980 and 2011 - equivalent to £85bn in today's money - while the sharp growth in inequality has meant that low and middle income earners have done even worse.

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Fit to Drive conference - Manchester
19/6/2013
This one-day conference is an essential event for road safety professionals working in the fields of driver impairment education and enforcement, and fleet managers with responsibility for driver risk management.

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TUC on a two-week tour of England to uncover austerity and its impact on communities
17/6/2013
Today is the first day of a two-week TUC tour which will visit towns and cities across England to find about more about the impact that austerity and government spending cuts are having upon ordinary people.

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ULR Training Course
12/6/2013
Your Union is pleased to announce that the date for the first Union Learning Representatives (ULR) course for 2013 has been finalised and places are now available.

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£52bn is being lost from local economies through job losses and shrinking pay packets
11/6/2013
The UK's overall pay packet was £52bn smaller last year compared to the eve of the recession in 2007, with total pay across some regional economies shrinking by ten per cent.

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