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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.


TDM Area Meetings
24/12/2008
Details of area meetings to take place.

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Campaign to defend Iranian teacher on death row
23/12/2008
The Trades Union Congress (TUC), which URTU is an affiliated member, has today joined Amnesty International in a campaign to defend Iranian teacher and union activist Farzad Kamangar.

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Roadworks lifted for Christmas and New Year getaway
19/12/2008
The Highways Agency will help people travelling on the roads this Christmas by suspending or completing more than two-thirds of roadworks on its motorways and major A roads.

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Delivering a Sustainable Transport System: The Logistics Perspective
17/12/2008
On the 16 December 08, the Transport Secretary, Geoff Hoon, published the Department's first major freight document for five years: "Delivering a Sustainable Transport System: The Logistics Perspective".

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Unemployment reaches 1.86 million
17/12/2008
Unemployment rose by 137,000 to 1.86 million in the three months to October - the highest level since June 1999.

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New TUC advice for workers facing redundancy
16/12/2008
The Trades Union Congress (TUC), which URTU is an affiliated member, has today launched a comprehensive package of advice for workers who have been made redundant, or are at risk of redundancy or of losing their homes due to the economic downturn.

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URTU Settles Protective Award on behalf of Members
5/12/2008
URTU settles protective award on behalf of members at an Employment Tribunal in Bury St Edmunds.

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Weather Watch
3/12/2008
There is a high risk of travel disruption as snow falls tonight and Thursday morning.

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TUC launches projects to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa
1/12/2008
To coincide with World AIDS Day today, the Trades Union Congress (TUC), which URTU is an affiliated member, is launching two new projects in Africa to combat the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, and the stigma and discrimination associated with it.

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Government needs to tackle misuse of Periods of Availability
28/11/2008
Deputy General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O'Grady, has called for the Government to tackle the difficult issues addressed around the misuse of Periods of Availability, with particular reference to driver hours in the road haulage sector.

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