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!

  • TV Reports: Truck Drivers Protests at ALDI Stores

    November 16


    Truck drivers have staged simultaneous protests at Aldi stores around the country to demand safer working conditions. Please find the TV reports as follows:

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  • TWU ACCUSES ALDI OF COVER-UP ON SAFETY BREACHES

    November 16


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 16 November 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised Aldi for covering up safety risks in its supply chain by claiming it has conducted an internal survey of drivers which found no problems. The Union is calling on Aldi to meet to discuss introducing whistleblower protections and enforceable rights. Drivers need to be able to come forward and reveal safety risks without fearing of harassment or sacking.

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  • TRUCK DRIVERS PROTEST IN ALL MAJOR CAPITALS OVER ALDI’S SAFETY RECORD & ATTACKS ON FREE SPEECH

    November 15


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 15 November 2017
     
    Hundreds of truck drivers are holding protests across the nation today over Aldi’s repeated refusal to address safety in its supply chain and its attack on free speech.

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  • Tip Top Accused of Pushing Bread Delivery Drivers to Breaking Point

    November 07


    ABC News, by Elise Worthington and Alex McDonald, 6 November 2017
     
    Tip Top delivery drivers in New South Wales claim it is only a matter of time before a serious accident takes place, saying pay cuts are leading to fatigue and some contractors are driving vehicles that are not roadworthy.

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  • TWU DEMANDS ANSWERS FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AFTER TRUCK DRIVER EXPLOITATION REVEALED

    November 07


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 7 November 2017
     
    The Federal Government must be held responsible for failing to address the crisis in the transport industry which has left truck drivers struggling, the TWU has said.

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