TWU

Fighting for a safer, fairer road transport industry!


Being a truckie is Australia’s most dangerous job. For over 20 years TWU members have been fighting for safe, fair rates for truck drivers and safer roads for all Australians.

Safe Rates guarantees that every truckie on our roads is behind the wheel of a well-maintained vehicle, won’t have to risk falling asleep on the job just to make a living and isn’t trying to meet an impossible deadline.

What do we want?

For every truck driver – from employee to subbie - to have rates and conditions of work that ensure they’re paid for every hour, every kilometre and every cost.

What are we doing?


Our Campaign for Safe Rates has continued over more than 20 years.

By combining workplace organising with community, political and industrial action, we’ve has some big wins including:
  • Establishing the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal – a dedicated forum for the road transport industry
  • Strong National TWU agreements with major transport companies like Toll and Linfox

Find out more about the latest in our Safe Rates campaign.

How can you get involved?

There are a few ways you can get involved in our fight for a safer and fairer road transport industry:

And don’t forget to sign-up for campaign updates!

  • 92% INCREASE IN NSW TRUCK CRASH DEATHS, OFFICIAL DATA SHOWS

    February 21


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 21 February 2018

    The Transport Workers’ Union is warning not enough is being done to reduce risks to safety in trucking as the latest official data shows the increase in deaths from truck crashes continues.

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  • THREE DEAD IN HORROR SYDNEY TRUCK CRASH AS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DITHERS

    February 16


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 16 February 2018  

    The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised the Federal Government’s inaction over the crisis in trucking as three people were killed in a truck crash in Sydney today.

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  • Truck Driver Rights A 'Matter of Public Safety'

    February 12


    Macarthur Chronicle Campbelltown, by Daniel Zautsen, 9 February 2018
     
    Campbelltown state Labor MP Greg Warren is leading a push to give truckies delivering bread, milk and cream the same rights as other transport workers.

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  • ALDI IN COURT IN ATTEMPT TO SILENCE TRUCK DRIVERS

    February 08


     
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 8 February 2018
     
     
    Aldi is today back in the Federal Court attempting to silence truck drivers and stop them from protesting and speaking out about safety in the wealthy retailer’s supply chain.

     

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  • SHOCKING NUMBER OF TRUCKING BREACHES REVEALS ABSENCE OF POLICY & REGULATION

    February 02


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 2 February 2018
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised a gaping lack of regulation and policy after police issued over 2,000 truck defect notices yesterday in the largest ever inspection operation.

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