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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.


Involuntary temporary jobs driving rising employment
12/8/2013
Almost half of the rise in employment since 2010 has been in temporary work, according to a TUC analysis of official figures published today ahead of the latest unemployment figures on Wednesday.

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One in 20 adults involved in a road accident last year
9/8/2013
One in 20 adults was involved in a road accident in 2012, according to road safety charity, Institute of Advanced Motorists.

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Piggy-banks are underpinning UK recovery
7/8/2013
Falling household savings are underpinning the UK's economic recovery and preventing it from sliding back into recession, according to new analysis published by the TUC today.

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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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