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!
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The Transport Workers’ Union has called on the Government to urgently address workplace deaths among transport workers after a new Safe Work Australia report shows that almost one out of every four workers killed in the last 13 years was a transport worker.
TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 14 October 2016
The new chief executive of the Australian Trucking Association must represent all industry, including drivers, the Transport Workers’ Union has said.
By AAP, 11 October 2016
An Adelaide trucking company boss has been jailed for at least seven and a half years after one of his drivers died because of faulty truck brakes.
TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 6 October 2016
Two truck drivers have been killed in a horrific truck crash in Sydney’s west highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking.
The Daily Examiner, by Chris Calcino, 6 October 2016
The union representing many truckies is claiming victory after industry lobby group NatRoad's effort to gain exemption from setting minimum pay rates for owner-drivers was rejected.