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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.


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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Overnight Subsistence
30/3/2012
URTU has just been informed by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that the overnight subsistence rates increased on the 1st January 2012.

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Government approves new Minimum Wage Rate
19/3/2012
The Government has today accepted the independent Low Pay Commission's (LPC) recommendations for this year's National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates.

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Government should cut tax reliefs for the super-rich, not their tax rate
1/3/2012
TUC response to a letter to the Daily Telegraph today calling on the Chancellor to scrap the 50p tax rate in the Budget.

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New Date for Region 7 TDM meeting
29/2/2012
The postponed Region 7 TDM meeting at the Royal Oak, Watnall will now take place on Saturday 17 March 2012 at 12 noon.

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Region 7 TDM Meeting Postponed
16/2/2012
Due to unforeseen circumstances the TDM scheduled for Saturday 18 February 2012 at The Royal Oak, Watnall, has been postponed.

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Region 9 TDM Meeting Postponed
16/2/2012
Due to unforeseen circumstances the TDM meeting scheduled for Saturday 18 February 2012 at Magor Services has been postponed.

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MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards
10/2/2012
There is still time to nominate.

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Save the DVLA
6/2/2012
The Government has announced plans to close all 39 regional DVLA offices leaving Swansea as the sole resource for vehicle licensing and tax.

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