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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.


Put People First March
24/3/2009
This Saturday, thousands will march through London as part of a global campaign to challenge the G20, ahead of their 2nd April summit on the global financial crisis.

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Dole claimants outnumber vacancies by 20 to 1 in employment blackspots
18/3/2009
Job seekers are outnumbering vacancies advertised in jobcentres by twenty to one in parts of the country, according to a new analysis of official statistics published by the TUC.

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TUC Women's Conference
12/3/2009
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber will today warn that women should not bear the brunt of reckless decisions made by a few male bankers.

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RoSPA calls for Radical Overhaul of Health & Safety
10/3/2009
A significant reduction in needless harm and easily preventable suffering would result if the UK's health and safety system underwent a radical overhaul.

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Police Search for Dancing Driver
9/3/2009
Authorities across Europe are searching for a Romanian truck driver who released a video of himself dancing in his cab as he speeds along a motorway.

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Asbestos Victims Group petition Number 10
6/3/2009
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) has given its backing to the Asbestos Victims Support Group Forum's petition on the official website of the Prime Minister's Office.

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Database of Construction Industry Workers is Seized
6/3/2009
URTU is calling on the Government to bring forward anti-blacklisting regulations in light of the news that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has seized of a covert database of construction industry workers.

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TUC responds to proposals to amend the WTD for Mobile workers
6/3/2009
The TUC's response to the DfT's consultation in the European Commission's proposals to amend the working time directive for mobile workers

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Facing Redundancy Booklet
5/3/2009
A booklet giving a basic guide to the law about redundancy is now available to download.

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Iraqi Government tries to seize control of teacher union
4/3/2009
The TUC has called for protests to be aimed at the Iraqi Embassy in London over attempts by the Iraqi Government to seize control of the Iraqi Teachers' Union (ITU).

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