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!

  • DRIVERS WIN AS OUTRAGEOUS ATTEMPT TO INTRODUCE SUB-STANDARD RATES REJECTED

    June 04


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 June 2018
     
    Drivers have had a major win over an employer attempt to introduce below award rates and conditions.

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  • TRANSPORT WORKERS’ UNION & ALDI AGREE TO TALKS

    June 04


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 1 June 2018
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union and Aldi have agreed to hold talks on safety and standards following mediation in a Federal Court case taken by the retailer.

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  • COLES & TWU SIGN AGREEMENT TO ENSURE SAFETY & FAIRNESS IN THE COLES SUPPLY CHAIN AND ON-DEMAND ECONOMY

    May 24


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 23 May 2018
     
    Coles and the TWU have signed two important Statements of Principles that will ensure safe and fair conditions for workers in the Coles supply chain and the on-demand economy.

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  • TRUCK DRIVERS & SUPPORTERS BLOCK ADELAIDE ROADS DURING PROTEST AGAINST ALDI

    May 22


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 MAY 22 2018
     
    Over 100 truck drivers and their supporters angry at Aldi’s refusal to address safety concerns have blocked a busy intersection in Adelaide during a protest. They were joined by ACTU Secretary Sally McManus, Transport Workers’ Union national and state activists and international trade unions attending TWU National Council this week.

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  • TRUCK CRASH ON STURT HIGHWAY HIGHLIGHTS DANGERS IN TRANSPORT

    May 01


    TWU SA/NT BRANCH MEDIA RELEASE, 1 May 2018
     
    An incident in which a truck driver was killed and another man was left critically injured highlights road transport as Australia’s deadliest job, Ian Smith, TWU SA/NT Branch Secretary has said.

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