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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.


UK has a 'jobs gap' of 158,000
16/8/2011
The UK has a 'jobs gap' - the number of people currently employed minus employment levels on the eve of the recession in December 2007.

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'Bloody Tuesday'
15/8/2011
No self respecting Trade Union website could fail to make mention today of the centennial commemoration of the last occasion when civilians were killed on the streets of mainland Britain by British soldiers.

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Most Gridlocked Country in Europe
11/8/2011
According to the latest traffic survey by TomTom, the UK's roads are the most gridlocked in Europe.

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URTU Training Courses
8/8/2011
A number of new dates have recently been released for URTU training courses over the next few months.

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National Road Safety Week
5/8/2011
National Road Safety Week is happening from 21 -27 November 2011 and your Union wants you to get involved

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Fifty Years Membership and Still on the Road
14/7/2011
On 1 July, Brian Barnett reached the milestone of 50 years membership of URTU.

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Government approves new minimum wage rate
1/7/2011
The Government has recently accepted the independent Low Pay Commission's (LPC) recommendations for this year's National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates.

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Are you driving blind due to hay fever?
1/7/2011
It's that time of year when the effects of hay fever, and other allergies, are at there greatest and it is making millions drive blind on Britain's roads.

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Government Computer Scheme
17/6/2011
How about getting yourself a low priced computer through government funding?

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Sad farewell to former Felixstowe Branch Secretary
14/6/2011
It is with sad regret that I learned of the recent passing away of Region 8 honorary member, Ken Wilding. By Mike Billingham, URTU Regional Officer

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