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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.


Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival 2020 starts this Friday
13/7/2020
With just a few days to go, the Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival is set to take place online from this Friday.

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URTU Training courses 2021
9/7/2020
URTU Shop Steward courses will be restarting in 2021, with the following courses:

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Organise 2020
2/7/2020
Organise 2020 is a free festival of ideas in union organising. Join activists for three days of online events. From 9 to 11 July, unions will be showcasing union organising stories from around the UK and around the world. There will be debates on major t

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Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
1/7/2020
From today, furloughed workers can return to work on a flexible, part time basis.

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HGV Road User Levy suspended for 12 months from August
29/6/2020
The Government has announced that the HGV Road User Levy, which is applied to HGVs of 12 tonnes or more, will be suspended for a year.

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HGV roadworthiness testing resumes on 4 July
22/6/2020
DVSA has announced you can book your roadworthiness tests for lorries and trailers to take place from Saturday 4 July.

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Childcare needs emergency bailout to save women's jobs
11/6/2020
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) is calling for an emergency government bailout of the childcare industry.

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A quarter of pregnant women have faced discrimination at work during the coronavirus outbreak
10/6/2020
A new union poll of more than 3,400 women who have been pregnant or on maternity leave during the Covid-19 pandemic found that one in four had experienced unfair treatment at work, including being singled out for redundancy or furlough.

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Drivers granted 7 month photocard licence extension
5/6/2020
Drivers with a photocard driving licence due to expire between 1 February and 31 August 2020 will be granted a 7 month extension from the date of expiry the DVLA has announced today (4 June 2020).

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Refreshed Petroleum Driver Passport website now live
4/6/2020
The refreshed Petroleum Driver Passport (PD Passport) website is now live - www.pdpassport.com.

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