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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.


Workers spend nearly 22 million hours commuting every day
9/11/2009
UK workers spend 21.8 million hours travelling to and from work every day, according to a TUC analysis of official statistics published today.

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Miners Strike - Meeting to mark 25 year anniversary
9/11/2009
The Working Class Movement Library (Manchester) marks the 25 anniversary of the Miners Strike 1984-1985

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URTU supports call for raising minimum wage
29/10/2009
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) has given it's support for a call to raise the National Minimum Wage (NMW) to £6.

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New bank holiday in 2012 would seal a triumphant year for volunteering
26/10/2009
A new bank holiday should be introduced in 2012 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics and Paralympics and seal a triumphant year for volunteers across the UK.

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URTU Course Availability
23/10/2009
There is still a limited number of places available on URTU courses running throughout 2009.

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Full support for the CWU and its members
21/10/2009
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, today affirmed its full support for the CWU and its members in their current dispute with Royal Mail.

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Economy still sailing close to a deflationary period, warns TUC
14/10/2009
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber warns that those talking of withdrawing stimulus or spending cuts under these conditions are playing with economic fire.

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The taxman wants to top up your wages
13/10/2009
Many people who are entitled to a cash increase in their income are missing out simply because they assume they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit.

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Credit Crunch Stressline
1/10/2009
If you're feeling stressed because of job insecurity, redundancy, debt or financial problems, the NHS has a Credit Crunch Stressline to offer help and advice.

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Retirement age challenge fails
25/9/2009
The High Court has upheld the law that allows employers to force workers to retire when they reach 65 years of age.

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