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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.


Is 80 the new 70?
19/5/2011
More than 70 per cent of drivers and riders think that the UK motorway speed limit should be increased by at least ten mph, for vehicles presently allowed to travel at 70 mph, according to an IAM poll of over 2000 people.

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Driver Medical Database
9/5/2011
URTU has decided to start producing an online database of the price of driver medicals at practices across the UK.

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Workers' Memorial Day 2011
28/4/2011
A series of events will be held around the UK today to mark International Workers' Memorial Day (IWMD).

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Great North Run 2011
15/4/2011
The charity, Farplace Animal Rescue, have a number of guaranteed places in the Great North Run 2011 and is looking for URTU members to take part.

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TUC fears youth unemployment could hit record high
13/4/2011
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, fears that the unemployment figures published today could confirm that youth unemployment is at its highest level since records began and get ever closer to one million.

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Day Off for the Royal Wedding?
7/4/2011
The question of whether you are entitled to get an extra day off, due to the upcoming Royal Wedding, has been a burning issue.

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Government approves increase in minimum wage rate
7/4/2011
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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Families could lose over 2,500 pounds in tax credit cuts from today
6/4/2011
With tax credit changes that could leave families thousands of pounds out of pocket taking effect from today, the TUC has launched a tax credit calculator to help parents find out how they will be affected.

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March for the Alternative
25/3/2011
URTU is inviting members to take part in tomorrow's (26 March) national march, against the cuts, in London.

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Employment Tribunal determines 'Worst Case Ever of Improper Conduct' at RCS Logistics, Corby
11/3/2011
Chairman of the Leicester Tribunal summed up that, 'over all the years that they have had to determine improper conduct by management, this had been the worst case ever'.

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