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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.


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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URTU Member awarded compensation for Unfair Dismissal
25/9/2009
At a recent Employment Tribunal hearing in Manchester, a member of the United Road Transport Union (URTU), Mr Hartley-Watson, was successful in his claim for unfair dismissal.

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New Government Helpline on Pay and Work Rights
21/9/2009
The Government's new Pay and Work rights helpline was launched today to offer advice on government-enforced employment rights.

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Spending cuts threaten 'double-quick double dip' recession
13/9/2009
If the Government and Bank of England's stimulus programme was to be replaced by public expenditure cuts to reduce the deficit, the result would be a 'double-quick double dip' recession, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said today.

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Drivers warned not to fall for CPC exemption card scam
10/9/2009
The Vehicle Operator Service Agency and the Driving Standards Agency are advising drivers that they do not need to buy a card to prove they are exempt from Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) regulations.

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URTU - Accredited Driver CPC Training Provider
9/9/2009
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) has become the first Trade Union to achieve accredited training provider status in respect of the LGV Drivers' Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

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