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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.


Roger Marshall
30/9/2010
It is with deep sadness that we write to inform you that, URTU ex-President, Roger Marshall, passed away on Monday 13 September.

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Trades Union Annual Congress
13/9/2010
The TUC's Annual Congress starts today in Manchester and URTU has submitted a motion to Congress which seeks to redress the imbalance that has occurred in the courts interpretation of legislation introduced by Conservative Governments.

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Fall in Truck Driver Fatalities in 2009
3/9/2010
The number of HGV drivers (including any passengers) killed in road accidents last year fell by 39% to 14 compared with 2008's figure, according to a report issued by the Department for Transport.

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Bag It! Bin It!
3/9/2010
URTU is backing a campaign calling on drivers to help tackle roadside litter on Britain's motorways and major A roads.

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Moneymadeclear Booklet
24/8/2010
Every member of URTU will soon be receiving a Moneymadeclear booklet for free with their September 2010 issue of Wheels.

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Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill
13/8/2010
The United Road Transport Union has strongly welcomed the introduction by John McDonnell MP of the Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill.

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More than 900,000 families to see cut in housing benefit
5/8/2010
TUC analysis of June's Emergency Budget published today (Thursday) reveals that 936,960 households across the UK will each lose around 12 pounds a week as a result of changes to housing benefit.

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Ice Road Truckers DVD Giveaway Winners
21/7/2010
Winners of the signed Ice Road Truckers DVD giveaway in the June 2010 issue of Wheels

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Tolpuddle Commemorative Lecture Tickets - 19 July
12/7/2010
The Union has a number of free tickets available for the Annual Tolpuddle Commemorative Lecture 2010, which takes place at the House of Commons on the 19 July.

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VOSA Fixed Penalty Fines
9/7/2010
Further to the recent production of advice regarding VOSA fixed penalty fines, which was supplied with the most recent edition of Wheels.

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