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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.


EDL not welcome in Luton
17/1/2011
On Saturday 5 February, the English Defence League (EDL) intend to descend on Luton. Their intention is to threaten and intimidate people and to spread racial hatred.

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URTU welcomes abolition of default retirement age
13/1/2011
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) has welcomed the government's decision today to abolish the default retirement age.

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New URTU Lay Official Course Dates
12/1/2011
The dates of four URTU Lay Official courses has been announced today.

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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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