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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.


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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Five Years on from Mobile Phone Law - But Lives Still Lost
28/11/2008
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is reminding motorists - and their employers - about the risks of making a call or texting at the wheel five years after it became illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving.

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Driver kidnapped and lorry stolen
28/11/2008
A lorry driver was kidnapped and had his load of alcohol stolen at a motorway service area in Cheshire.

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White Ribbon Day
25/11/2008
The URTU is marking International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women today by giving its backing to the 'White Ribbon' campaign to tackle violence against women.

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Working Time Regulations Review
24/11/2008
TUC delegation meet with Jim Fitzpatrick MP to press home the ongoing concerns relating to the transport industry's interpretation of 'periods of availability'.

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