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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.


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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URTU Freezes Contribution Increases
9/9/2009
In light of the tough economic times, the United Road Transport Union's Executive Committee have decided to freeze the Union contribution increases, which should have started in August.

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Low paid jobs hardest hit by recession
8/9/2009
The retail industry has seen the largest rise in people claiming the dole during the last year.

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Government must take action on rise in workless households
26/8/2009
Government figures released today reveal the number of households in the UK with no-one over the age of 16 working has increased by 240,000 over the past year to 3.3 million.

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International Slavery Museum
12/8/2009
Museum shortlisted for The National Lottery Awards

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New laws must give agency workers genuine equal rights
31/7/2009
The TUC is calling on the Government to ensure new rules give agency workers real protection from exploitation and genuine equal treatment on pay, holiday and hours.

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