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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.


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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Welfare Reform Bill
19/2/2009
URTU has given its support to the PCS campaign against parts of the Welfare Reform Bill.

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Coping with the Economic Downturn
19/2/2009
A Practical Guide for Working People and their Families.

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175th Celebration of Tolpuddle Martyrs in London
17/2/2009
From 20-26 April 2009 there will be a week of events in London to mark the 175th anniversary of the Tolpuddle Martyrs.

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Jobs, Justice, Climate - Yes you can
11/2/2009
At the start of April Barack Obama will make his first visit to Europe when he jets into London with other world leaders for the G20 summit.

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Work Your Proper Hours Day
9/2/2009
Work Your Proper Hours Day (27 Feb 2009) is the day when the average person who does unpaid overtime finishes the unpaid days they do every year, and starts earning for themselves.

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