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!

  • Andrews Government to Introduce Mandatory Minimum Rates for Tip Truck Owner Drivers

    August 10


    Herald Sun, by Kieran Rooney, 10 August 2018
     
    TIP truck owner-drivers have won a potential windfall of more than $15 an hour on government projects under new minimum rates to be introduced by the Andrews Government.

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  • TRANSPORT WORKERS' UNION SLAMS MASTER CODE AS 'WEAK' AND INCAPABLE OF ENFORCING INDUSTRY CHANGE

    August 03


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 2 August 2018
     
    The TWU has criticised the draft Master Code on Industry Practice as “weak” and incapable of bringing in the type of changes desperately needed in transport.

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  • TRUCKIES CARRY THE BLAME FOR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY CRISIS IN SA POLICE BLITZ

    July 26


    TWU SA/NT Branch Media Release, 26 July 2018
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised the targeting of truck drivers after police defected 39 heavy vehicles and reported several drivers on SA roads over a three-week period.

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  • TV Reports: TWU National Truck Convoys

    July 16


    Over 300 truck drivers, their families and supporters protested in all major capitals to demand an end to pressure in the industry which is killing hundreds of people on our roads every year. The followings are the TV reports highlighting the TWU truck convoys across the country:

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  • 184 PEOPLE KILLED IN 163 FATAL CRASHES INVOLVING HEAVY TRUCKS IN JUST 12 MONTHS, INQUIRY TOLD

    July 13


    NEWS.COM.AU, by Alexis Carey, 12 July 2018
     
    Truckie John Waltis is sick of burying his mates.

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