Tuesday May 30, 2017
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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.


URTU welcomes U-turn after government drops law letting police spy on unions
7/6/2016
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) has today welcomed the news that ministers are to drop controversial plans to allow police and intelligence agencies spy on union activity.

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Wigan Multicultural Celebration
25/5/2016
Wigan Together, a coalition of local trade unions, progressive political parties and community groups will be going ahead with a planned Multicultural Celebration on Saturday 28th May.

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Wheels April 2016
19/4/2016
The latest issue of Wheels is now available.

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BAME workers with degrees two and half times more likely to be unemployed
15/4/2016
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers with degrees are two and half times more likely to be unemployed than white graduates, according to new analysis published today.

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Young women with vocational qualifications earn 15% less than men
11/4/2016
Young women with vocational qualifications earn 15% less than men with comparable qualifications, according to new analysis published by the TUC.

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URTU successful in securing funding for its education project - URTU Learning
11/4/2016
The mission of the project is to assist and guide all individuals especially drivers and warehouse operatives in all aspects of learning to unlock their full potential.

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Health and Safety Reps Survey 2016
31/3/2016
The 2016 biennial health and safety representatives survey is now underway. This is the eleventh TUC survey of health and safety reps.

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Free mobile app to support union reps
31/3/2016
The TUC have launched a new mobile app for their online community UNIONREPS.org.uk - a free interactive discussion forum that helps reps to discuss and share ideas.

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Health and Safety and Organising - A guide for reps
18/3/2016
The TUC has today launched new guidance to help recruit more union members and encourage more existing union members to become health and safety reps.

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Unite members employed by Co-op have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action
17/3/2016
Unite members employed as drivers at Co-op have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action over the proposal to transfer 87 drivers in the Midlands to controversial haulier Eddie Stobart Ltd (ESL).

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