Wednesday September 20, 2017
For the road ahead

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.


Progress on pension enrolment must be matched by decent employer contributions
3/3/2016
The United Road Transport Union (URTU) has welcomed new figures today from the Office for National Statistics which show growing numbers of workers with pensions schemes as a result of automatic enrolment.

Read full article

Workers in the UK put in £31.5billion of unpaid overtime a year
26/2/2016
UK workers gave their bosses £31.5 billion of unpaid overtime last year, according to a new analysis of official statistics.

Read full article

Each year more than 230,000 people get training and learning opportunities through their union
23/2/2016
For every £1 spent on union supported learning and training, the economy gets £9.15 back, according to a new study published this month.

Read full article

For every £1 spent on trade union facility time taxpayers get at least £2.31 back in savings
23/2/2016
For every £1 spent on paid time off for public sector union reps to represent their members, taxpayers get at least £2.31 back in savings, according to a new study published today.

Read full article

One in eight people experience violence at work
8/2/2016
One in eight people have experienced violence at work, according to research published by the TUC today.

Read full article

DVSA 'Driver CPC Training' Survey
1/2/2016
The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is developing a new ‘Find your nearest' search tool on the GOV.UK website to help drivers find Driver CPC training.

Read full article

Real wages still worth much less than in 2008
22/1/2016
Average pay (median) in Britain is still worth £2,270 less in real terms than it was in 2008 - a shortfall of £44 a week according to new union analysis published today.

Read full article

'End Austerity Now' National Demonstration
19/1/2016
The People's Assembly is organsing an 'End Austerity Now' national demonstration to take place in central London on Saturday 16 April 2016.

Read full article

HeartUnions Week 8 - 14 February
18/1/2016
This government is determined to shift the balance of power in the workplace in favour of employers, and get the Trade Union Bill through Parliament with as little scrutiny as possible.

Read full article

Over 900,000 workers set to work on Christmas Day
22/12/2015
As many workplaces prepare to shut down for the Christmas break, URTU is urging everyone to spare a thought for the hundreds of thousands of people who will be working this Christmas Day.

Read full article



Our aims...

URTU is a non-political organisation dedicated to advancing the interests of those workers connected with the road haulage industry.
More informationMore information

10 reasons...

Join the UK's only specialist road haulage, distribution and logistics union - an organisation that negotiates improvements.
More informationMore information

Join now...

Click here and fill in an online application form. Rates are available for drivers, non-drivers and part-time employees.
More informationMore information