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!

  • REFORMS ON FUTURE OF WORK NEEDED URGENTLY AS THOUSANDS OF ON-DEMAND WORKERS RIPPED OFF

    September 20


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 20 September 2018
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for reforms to be urgently implemented to address the thousands of on-demand workers being ripped off on a daily basis.

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  • TWU DEMANDS EXPLANATIONS ON BLENNERS DOUBLE FATALITY

    September 19


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 19 September 2018
     
    The TWU is demanding answers from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Queensland Police, the Minister and Department of Transport and Main Roads, and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator as to what investigations have begun into Blenners Transport, the company involved in a double fatality last week.

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  • VIDEO: Safe Rates - the fight for all Australians

    September 18


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  • Video: Truck Convoys for Safe Rates

    September 17


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  • TRUCKING TRAGEDY DESERVES FULL INVESTIGATION

    September 13


    TWU QLD Branch Media Release, 13 September 2018
     
    A tragic accident on the Kennedy Highway this morning deserves a full investigation, says the Transport Workers’ Union.

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