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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.


Call to Action on Health and Safety
19/1/2012
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, wants to use 28 April 2012 as the day when workers up and down the country take action to protect our health and safety.

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Driver Qualification Card
6/1/2012
Bus, coach and lorry drivers holding a British paper driving licence are asked to exchange it for a photocard licence in order to receive their driver qualification card (DQC) at no cost.

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MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards
4/1/2012
Your Union is again supporting the annual MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards and we would love to see some of the exceptional women URTU members lifting a trophy at the 2012 awards.

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Longer Semi Trailers Trials to Begin
20/12/2011
Following its recent consultation, the Department for Transport (DfT) has given the go-ahead for a ten year trial of up to 900 semi-trailers at an increased length of 2.05 metres, and 900 at an increase of one metre.

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Make the Most of your Money
9/12/2011
URTU has teamed up with the Money Advice Service to offer you a free confidential online money health check.

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POA E-Petitions
8/12/2011
The Professional Trades Union for Prison, Correctional & Secure Psychiatric Workers (POA) have recently put forward 2 e-petitions.

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Kammac plc withdraws notice of its intention to vary their drivers contracts of employment
7/12/2011
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) has received written confirmation from Kammac plc, Skelmersdale that the notice to vary drivers contracts of employment, which included the removal of paid breaks, has now been withdrawn.

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URTU members to take strike action at Kammac plc
2/12/2011
United Road Transport Union members will be taking strike action at Kammac plc, Skelmersdale from Saturday 10 December 2011.

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ETF Position on White Paper
4/11/2011
The European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) has produced a position document on the European Commission's Transport White Paper

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Paper Licence Holders - Obtaining a DQC
24/10/2011
Since the 18 October, following the introduction of new regulation, holders of a UK paper driving licence are obliged to exchange it for a photocard licence to receive a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) following completition of 35 hours periodic training.

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