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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.


Widespread wage freezes could threaten recovery
16/2/2010
Widespread wage freezes across the private and public sector will reduce consumer demand and could threaten the UK's fragile economic recovery, the TUC warns ahead of its third annual pay bargaining conference in London today.

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Workers' Memorial Day
29/1/2010
The URTU has welcomed the Government's decision to formally recognise Workers' Memorial Day in the UK.

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1,400 Modern Apprentice places within the Scottish logistics sector
27/1/2010
Skills Development Scotland has recently allocated funding for some 1400 Modern Apprentice 'all age' places within the Scottish logistics sector.

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Barry Carter retirement
27/1/2010
Everybody at the URTU would like to express their thanks and pass on their good wishes to Mr Barry Carter following his retirement in December 2009.

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New guide for family friendly working
26/1/2010
The TUC, whch URTU is an affiliated member, has today launched a new guide on how to persuade employers of the benefits of introducing family friendly policies at work.

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2010 MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards
20/1/2010
Nominations for the MAN 2010 everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards will close on 19 February 2010.

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Truckshow 2010
19/1/2010
The truckshow dates have been announced for 2010.

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The value of unions to workers and their employers
4/12/2009
With the recession putting pressure on Britain's workers, the TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, has published new materials to help unions attract new recruits and demonstrate the value of unions to employers.

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Half a million fewer workers earning overtime pay
27/11/2009
The number of people working paid overtime in the UK has fallen by nearly half a million in the last year to just under four million.

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URTU announce small increase to union contributions
27/11/2009
In these difficult financial times, the URTU is pleased to announce that it has been able to limit the increase in Union contributions.

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