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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
3/3/2009
On 28 March 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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Repetitive Strain Injury
3/3/2009
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is calling on the Government to encourage employers to do more to prevent and reduce repetitive strain injury (RSI) amongst British workers.

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Warning about the dangers of falls from vehicles
3/3/2009
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently re-launched its campaign to warn about the dangers of falls from vehicles.

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Weather Watch
2/3/2009
Significant accumulations of snow in western Scotland.

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New partnership for Amnesty and the TUC
26/2/2009
Amnesty International UK and the TUC have signed a new agreement setting out how the two organisations will work more closely together to achieve improved international labour and human rights.

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Huge rise in HGV drivers on the dole
26/2/2009
Heavy goods vehicle drivers are joining the dole queue at a faster rate than nearly all other occupations.

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International Workers Memorial Day - 28 April 2009
25/2/2009
In the UK, each year 1,500 to 1,600 people are killed while doing their jobs - including those killed on the roads while working.

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Noise at work - A guide for URTU Health and Safety Representatives
25/2/2009
A guide for URTU Health and Safety Representatives on what the law is and what they can do to ensure that their employer does not put the hearing of their workers at risk.

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Who was W Almond?
24/2/2009
We are looking for information about the Union's founding members.

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Fair Treatment for Agency Workers
19/2/2009
The North West Trades Union Congress, which URTU is an affiliated member, recently launched a campaign to demand fair treatment for agency workers.

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