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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.


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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Honorary Members Presentation
7/6/2013
The annual presentation ceremony took place on 7 June at the Staindrop Lodge Hotel, Chapeltown, to honour members who have held URTU membership for over 30 years and are now retired from work.

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Good Progress at Cranswick Country Foods, Hull
3/6/2013
Your Union recently balloted for industrial action its members, employed as LGV drivers, by Cranswick Country Foods plc at the Company's site at Preston, Hull.

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URTU to ballot Members for Industrial Action at Cranswick Country Foods, Hull
21/5/2013
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) is to ballot for industrial action its members, employed as LGV drivers, by Cranswick Country Foods plc at the Company's site at Preston, Hull.

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Sharing the road
17/5/2013
Road safety charity the IAM is offering weekly motoring tips from Britain's top advanced driver, Peter Rodger. This week, he is advising drivers on sharing the road with other road users.

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Infrastructure spend could boost growth and reduce long-term debt levels
13/5/2013
Investing in infrastructure projects over the next two years would both boost growth in the short term and increase the UK's potential economic output over the longer term, according to new research published today.

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Shropshire Truck Show
13/5/2013
This year's Shropshire Truck Show moved from its usual home in Oswestry to the West Midlands Showground in Shrewsbury. The event, which took place on the 11 and 12 May, saw an increase in trucks and trade stands.

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UK 24th out of 33 in global race for economic growth
8/5/2013
The UK is experiencing a slower economic recovery than 23 of the 33 advanced economies monitored by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), according to new analysis published by the TUC today.

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