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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.


VAT rises to 20%
4/1/2011
The standard rate of VAT has risen today from 17.5% to 20%.

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URTU Shop Stewards found to be unfairly and wrongfully dismissed at Surefreight Heysham
14/12/2010
The Employment Tribunal at Manchester has delivered its decision that two former United Road Transport Union Shop Stewards at Surefreight were unfairly and wrongfully dismissed in the context of redundancy.

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Stay a Member after Retirement
6/12/2010
URTU members that retire can now transfer onto the Union's part-time rate.

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Working Hours Relaxed
4/12/2010
Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, has announced that the nine-hour daily driving limit has been increased to 10 hours for all heavy goods vehicles for the next four days.

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MAN Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards
1/12/2010
Your Union is again supporting the annual MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards and we would love to see some of the exceptional women URTU members lifting a trophy at the 2011 awards.

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URTU General Secretary Returned Un-opposed
30/11/2010
Following the closure of the nomination period for the office of URTU General Secretary, Mr Bob Monks has been returned un-opposed.

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Government must tackle crisis of long-term unemployment
17/11/2010
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, has expressed concern that nearly 250,000 adults have been claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) for over a year.

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Two thirds of welfare cuts will fall on working families
1/11/2010
Nearly two thirds of the £15.9 billion of welfare and benefit cuts announced in the emergency budget and spending review will hit working families, undermining government claims that they are 'making work pay', the TUC reveals today.

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Support the Campaign for Joint Recognition at Eddie Stobart
26/10/2010
URTU and Unite the Union are working together to secure recognition at Eddie Stobart Limited.

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Calling All Union Reps
25/10/2010
Inform your Branch of your Union Role with Personalised Noticeboard Posters.

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