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News Archive

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

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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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Workers' Memorial Day
26/4/2013
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) is preparing to use Workers' Memorial Day on Sunday to tell the Government, "Stop It: You're Killing Us!"

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Temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers' hours and sector specific working time rules
12/4/2013
The Department for Transport has agreed to a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers' hours and sector specific working time rules

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Families will be over £3,000 a year worse off by 2015 as a result of tax credit cuts
8/4/2013


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Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of Drivers' Hours and Working Time Rules
28/3/2013
Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of Drivers' Hours and Working Time Rules: Distribution of road salt; animal feed and kerosene, gas oil and LPG

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Full disclosure of all Government documents relating to the 1972 building workers strike and the conspiracy trials at Shrewsbury
27/3/2013
Your Union is asking members sign up to an e-petition which requests that all Government documents relating to the 1972 building workers' strike and the conspiracy trials at Shrewsbury be fully disclosed.

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VAT hike will cost lowest-paid workers four times more than any gain from the £10,000 personal allowance
18/3/2013
By the time of the next election low-paid workers will be losing up to four times more per year from the government's increase in VAT than they will gain from the raising of the personal tax allowance to £10,000.

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Two in five women over 50 want fewer hours at work
15/3/2013
More than two in five women workers over 50 want fewer hours in their current job, according to a new TUC analysis published today to mark the final day of TUC Women's Conference.

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