Wednesday September 20, 2017
For the road ahead

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.


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

Read full article

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that the notice to vary drivers contracts of employment, which included the removal of paid breaks, has now been withdrawn.

Read full article

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.

Read full article

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

Read full article

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.

Read full article

Save Our NHS petition
19/10/2011
Tomorrow (20 Oct) the action group '38 Degrees' will meet with key Lib Dem members of the House of Lords.

Read full article

Road Safety Week
14/10/2011
Your Union has again given its full backing to this year's Road Safety Week, which takes place from the 21 - 27 November.

Read full article

Workplace Temperature Survey 2011
3/10/2011
Your Union has joined forces with the other nine unions in the Trade Union Co-Ordinating Group to highlight and tackle the problem of high temperatures in workplaces.

Read full article

Equal Treatment Rights for Agency Workers come into Force
1/10/2011
Hundreds of thousands of agency workers across the UK will now benefit from improved working conditions from the new equal treatment rights for agency workers that came into effect on 1 October 2011.

Read full article

Unions United for an Alternative
8/9/2011
Tickets are still available for the Unions United for an Alternative event on Sunday 11 September at the Bloomsbury Theatre on the eve of this year's TUC.

Read full article



Our aims...

URTU is a non-political organisation dedicated to advancing the interests of those workers connected with the road haulage industry.
More informationMore information

10 reasons...

Join the UK's only specialist road haulage, distribution and logistics union - an organisation that negotiates improvements.
More informationMore information

Join now...

Click here and fill in an online application form. Rates are available for drivers, non-drivers and part-time employees.
More informationMore information