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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.


Trade Union Bill - Lobby of Parliament
22/10/2015
As part of the campaign against this major assault on trade union and human rights the TUC is organising a lobby of Parliament on Monday, 2nd November, which the United Road Transport Union (URTU) is obviously supporting.

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More than 17,000 convicted of careless driving in past two years
15/10/2015
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed that more than 17,000 people have been convicted of careless driving offences since police were given the power to issue fixed penalty notices for it two years ago.

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TUC Congress 2015
10/9/2015
The 147th Congress will be held at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton from Sunday 13 September to Wednesday 16 September 2015.

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Survey on Job Insecurity
10/9/2015
This is to help us campaign for a better deal for people at work.

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PORT OF CALAIS INDUSTRIAL ACTION: CESSATION OF TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS' HOURS RULES
27/8/2015
The Department for Transport has taken the decision not to continue the relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers' hours rules for drivers of goods and passenger vehicles, which had previously been agreed in response to industrial action at the Port of

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Yes to Workers' Rights - No to Austerity. March and Rally Sunday 4th October
12/8/2015
Sunday 4 October will see a major rally and march take place in Manchester to coincide with the Conservative Party Conference.

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Britain's 3 million night workers need fair rights to work-life balance
5/8/2015
A new union report published today, A Hard Day's Night, shows that night working has grown since the recession, and there are now over three million employees who are regular night-workers in the UK.

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TUC survey on job insecurity
4/8/2015
The TUC, which URTU is an affiliated member, want to hear from people who have jobs with these kinds of problems. This is to help us campaign for a better deal for people at work.

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1.7 million people missing out on their paid holidays
30/7/2015
New figures published today by the TUC indicate that 1,669,000 employees are missing out on their minimum legal entitlement to paid holidays.

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NOTIFICATION - PORT OF CALAIS INDUSTRIAL ACTION: TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS' HOURS RULES
30/7/2015
This temporary relaxation applies from 00:01 on Thursday 30th July 2015 and will run for a period of 30 days at the times when Operation Stack is in place.

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