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!

  • Convoy for Safe Rates

    December 04

    Join the TWU Safe Rates Convoy on March 31st 2019

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  • Convenient Facade

    November 29


    Owner Driver, by TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine, November 2018
     
    Industry groups avoid tackling the fact that wealthy clients are squeezing the life out of road transport.

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  • TWU CALLS FOR HORROR TRUCK CRASHES TO BE INVESTIGATED AS COLES MOVES TO PRIORITISE SAFETY IN ITS SUPPLY CHAIN

    November 15


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 15 November 2018

    Horror truck crashes close to Brisbane and Sydney must be investigated and the role of wealthy companies which contract transport operators closely examined, says the Transport Workers’ Union.

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  • Berrima Truck Crash

    November 02


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  • 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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