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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.


90 Trade Unionists Murdered in 2010
8/6/2011
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has revealed, today, that last year was another difficult and dangerous year for trade unionists around the world, with 90 murdered for their efforts defending workers' rights.

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50 Years Membership?
2/6/2011
It might sound incredibly but we know that there are a number of members who have reached the half century mark in terms of years membership of the Union.

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Agency Workers Regulations Guidance
20/5/2011
The Government has recently published guidance to help employers and the recruitment sector prepare for the introduction of the Agency Workers Regulations.

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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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