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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.


Road Safety Week
22/10/2010
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) is again supporting Road Safety Week, which takes place this year from 22-28 November.

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National Demonstration, Rally and Lobby of Parliament
7/10/2010
The Lawful Industrial Action Minor Errors Bill has been introduced in response to the raft of court cases brought against unions whose members had voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action.

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Minimum wage rise will benefit 950,000 workers
1/10/2010
Nearly one million workers will benefit when the adult national minimum wage (NMW) increases by 13p to £5.93 per hour today according the TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member.

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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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