Thursday May 26, 2022
For the road ahead

Our Team

The URTU is organised on democratic principles with the aim of devolving power to the membership. This is exercised through over 500 elected key people working on a local basis as URTU Shop Stewards and Branch Secretaries. The Union's Executive Committee members work on a regional basis with the President being elected on a national basis. All these positions are voluntary.

The General Secretary, who is responsible for the running of the organisation, is in a full-time, salaried position but is subject to election every five years. National and Regional Officers (many are former drivers) are employed full time and, along with Head Office staff, are protected by normal employee rights and are not subject to election.

The people who work for URTU are professionals. They have developed a range of skills to ensure first class representation and assistance is available to members in relation to negotiations on terms and conditions, health and safety or tribunal applications.



Robert F Monks - General Secretary

Brian Hart - National Officer

Peter McKevitt - Regional Officer (Region 1)

Neil Hunter - Regional Officer (Region 3)

Kevin Ashby - Regional Officer (Region 9)

Joanna Richards - Regional Officer (Region 11)



Eric Drinkwater - President

Chris Carter - Trustee (Region 1 & 3)

Peter Roe - Trustee (Region 9 & 11)

Terry McEvoy - NEC Member (Region 1)

Neil Brown - NEC Member (Region 3)

Mark Rushby - NEC Member (Region 9)

Leon SwiftNEC Member (Region 11)

Our aims...

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

Join the UK's only specialist road haulage, distribution and logistics union - an organisation that negotiates improvements.
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Click here and fill in an online application form. Rates are available for drivers, non-drivers and part-time employees.
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