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.


Playfair 2012
5/7/2010
URTU is a proud supporter of Playfair 2012, and we are are calling on the organisers of London 2012 and the Olympic movement to ensure that the rights of workers making sportswear and Olympic branded goods are respected.

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Dangerous roads named by safety group
30/6/2010
Specific roads are 10 times more prone to death and serious injury than others in the UK's network, according to charity the Road Safety Foundation

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Union reps boost apprenticeship numbers - and their pay
28/6/2010
Almost two-thirds of union reps are encouraging their employer to take on apprenticeships and half have negotiated learning agreements which include apprenticeships at their workplace.

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Maintain road safety spending to save money
23/6/2010
The IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) is urging the government to maintain spending on road safety following its first Budget.

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New Highways Agency Phone Number
21/6/2010
The Highways Agency have recently announced a new phone number making it easier and cheaper for the public to get in touch with the Highways Agency.

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Highways Agency Traffic Officers
18/6/2010
There is a commonly held misconception that traffic officers who are employed by the Highways Agency can prosecute a driver for speeding.

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Financial Report to Members
17/6/2010
An abbreviated financial report, required under legislation, which details your Union's financial statements for 2009 is now available.

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Alan Jewsbury
14/6/2010
It is with deep sadness that we report that, Alan Jewsbury, former President of our Union, passed away in May.

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HMRC Clarification on Driver CPC and Taxation
13/6/2010
There is still a great deal of confusion within our industry regarding where individuals and employers stand regarding tax relief for undertaking Driver CPC training.

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Road Collision Warning
12/6/2010
Hauliers have been warned that the Metropolitan Police area is one of a number of regions within the UK that is experiencing a high level of deliberately induced road collisions.

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