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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TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 24 March 2017
Two truck drivers have been killed in a horrific truck crash in Sydney’s south highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking.
TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 15 March 2017
Owner drivers got a boost today as the NSW Industrial Relations Commission backed and expanded a system which ensures them full cost recovery for their work.
TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 9 March 2017
The Transport Workers’ Union has joined protests around the country today to highlight changes the Federal Government has brought in which have increased dangers for truck drivers and the travelling public.
TWU VIC/TAS Branch News, 7 March 2017
Angry tip truckers drove circles around Victoria’s Parliament House this morning to deliver a blunt message to Spring St: dangerously low industry load-based incentives are compromising safety for all road users.
TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 6 March 2017
Truck drivers will today tell the Fair Work Commission how transport employers pay them little or nothing to make deliveries and force them to falsify work diaries so they can drive trucks for longer.