Monday July 24, 2017
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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.


Austerity has created a tough climate for union negotiators
11/9/2012
Austerity and the poor state of the economy has created a tough climate for union negotiators, according to the TUC Equality Audit published today.

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The Logistics Credit Union survey
6/9/2012
Skills for Logistics are proposing to create "The Logistics Credit Union" (LCU) which will provide access to finance for training in an environment where obtaining credit is difficult due to the current economic climate.

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A Quarter of Employees do not understand everything on their Payslip
3/9/2012
A quarter (26.3%) of employees do not understand everything on their payslip, reveals recent research from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP).

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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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