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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.


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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Beecroft proposals would create 'more than three million second-class citizens at work'
31/5/2012
More than three million people working in small companies with fewer than 10 staff will be turned into second-class citizens if government supporters of the Beecroft report get their way.

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Diamond Jubilee
24/5/2012
Your Union has been receiving a number of enquiries on the question of whether you are entitled to get an extra day off for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday 5 June.

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2012 MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards - winners announced
17/5/2012
The winners in the 2012 MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards were announced today at a glittering ceremony held at The Savoy Hotel in London.

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Warning Call for Hauliers to be 'Games Ready' on London Roads
24/4/2012
Hauliers have been warned they will need to remain compliant with the London Lorry Control Scheme despite changes to the Excluded Road Network (ERN) during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Update on Directive 2002/15/EC on the organisation of the working time of persons performing mobile transport activities
5/4/2012
The UK is legally required to implement the Directive in relation to self-employed drivers.

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Faulty Digital Tachographs
5/4/2012
Digital tachograph cards issued to drivers during an 18-month period are at risk of malfunction and a number of URTU members have informed us that they are receiving a "error code 48" message when inserting what should be valid cards.

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Bosses should allow staff to enjoy the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend
2/4/2012
With exactly two months to go until the Diamond Jubilee weekend the TUC is today calling on employers to ensure that workers do not miss out on the unique four-day celebrations.

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