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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.


Risking their lives to win better working rights
21/11/2008
Nearly one hundred trade union members were murdered in 2007 for daring to campaign for better working rights in countries with violent histories of anti-union activity.

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Weather Watch
21/11/2008
Snow showers will become more prevalent across the north of Scotland and along the east coast of England into Saturday. Up to 10cm will lie for a time.

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URTU calls for tax cuts for low and middle income earners
20/11/2008
Backed by the URTU, the Trades Union Council has called on the Chancellor to use the Pre-Budget Report (PBR) next week to make tax cuts for low and middle income earners to stimulate the economy.

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IT security that everyone needs to know
20/11/2008
Free internet advice videos are now available to keep you up to date with the threats to your online safety.

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Bridge refurbishment - M4 Theale (near Reading)
18/11/2008
Maintenance works to the M4 Theale (Western Region) Railway Bridge has started and will continue through to April 2009.

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Extra precaution needed during cold snap
18/11/2008
The URTU is asking drivers to be prepared for the first major freeze of the year, which is expected this weekend (21 - 23 November).

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Manchester Phoenix Ice Hockey ticket offer
13/11/2008
Free family tickets for URTU members

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Pre Budget Report should boost benefits for unemployed
12/11/2008
URTU calls for the Government to increase unemployment benefits in next week's Pre-Budget Report.

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General Secretary responds to T&D letter
10/11/2008
URTU General Secretary, Bob Monks, puts forward the Union's point of view in the December 08 issue of Truck and Driver.

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URTU Vice President calls for quick response
7/11/2008
URTU Vice President, Steven Yohe, has called for a quick response by the BBC to the Union's complaint regarding Jeremy Clarkson's outburst on the BBC series, 'Top Gear'.

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