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, 25 May 2016
The Transport Workers’ Union is supporting farmers’ demands for price support and financial assistance as they struggle with low milk prices.
TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 23 May 2016
Seven people have died in truck crashes across Australia in the last week, including two people in a Queensland crash this morning, highlighting the urgent need for a solution to the crisis in trucking.
18 May 2016
More than 200 TWU members protested on the streets of Sydney today to demand Malcolm Turnbull address the crisis in the trucking industry and the devastatingly high death toll in truck crashes instead of abolishing road safety laws set up to save lives.
TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 19 May 2016
Transport Workers Union NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has called on the authorities to launch a full investigation of Wollongong-based Barnett’s Couriers after the latest fatal crash involving a Barnett’s truck.
TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 18 May 2016
Truck drivers and other transport workers have blocked a major Sydney junction, demanding the government return a system of safe rates to address the crisis in trucking and the high death toll in truck crashes.