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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.


Turkey: DHL must recognize union, reinstate sacked workers
10/8/2012
Over the last year, 24 workers have been dismissed, seemingly for attempting to organise a union.

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Diabetic Driver - Are You Testing Twice a Day?
7/8/2012
Drivers are falling foul of the strict new criteria that was also introduced.

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The Logistics Guild
7/8/2012
URTU members are being given a sneak preview to one of the industry's most exciting developments - The Logistics Guild.

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Counterfeit PPE
6/8/2012
Your Union is aware of a growing number of incidents where employers are purchasing cheap sub-standard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from websites.

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Shop Steward Training
1/8/2012
Why not get the most out of your shop steward position by enrolling on a URTU Shop Steward training course?

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Get Tough on Drink Driving
25/7/2012
80 per cent of motorists say those who repeatedly drink drive should have their vehicles seized and sold or scrapped, according to a poll by the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists).

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Weather Warning
6/7/2012
Road users are being advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before travelling today (Friday 6 July) as heavy rain is forecast during the day and into the weekend.

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Support for New Driving Offence
14/6/2012
According to a recent poll by the road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), 94 per cent of drivers support the planned new driving offence, causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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Fewer Bad Drivers Sent to Court
13/6/2012
The total number of magistrates' court proceedings for motoring offences fell from one million in 2010 to 888,000 in 2011, down 12.6 per cent.

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Road Users in the South warned of High Winds and Heavy Rain
8/6/2012
The Met Office has issued an amber alert that strong winds are expected, with gusts up to 40-50mph and the risk of 60mph gusts.

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