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 & SUPPORTERS GET READY FOR NATIONAL TRUCKING CONVOY

    March 14


    Hundreds of drivers and supporters will take part in a trucking convoy on March 31st in all major capital cities to highlight the need for changes to address the crisis in the industry.

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  • It's Time for Action on Highway Safety

    January 29


    Big Rigs, by Anthony Albanese, Shadow Minister for Transport, 28 Jan 2019
     
    Motorists know the feeling: you are driving along the highway at the speed limit when a semi-trailer appears and begins tail-gating your vehicle.

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  • GOVERNMENT COMMITS TO EXPEDITE REDSTAR TRANSPORT ENTITLEMENT CLAIMS

    January 02


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 24 December 2018
     
    The TWU has received a commitment from the Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations to expedite claims for lost pay and entitlements from Redstar Transport workers following the collapse of the company just days before Christmas.

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  • TRUCK DRIVERS AND THEIR CHILDREN TO MAKE CHRISTMAS APPEAL TO ALDI OVER SAFETY

    December 19

    Truck drivers and their children are appealing in a Christmas message to Aldi to end its attacks on them and to commit to safety in transport.

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  • Convoy for Safe Rates

    December 04

    Join the TWU Safe Rates Convoy on March 31st 2019

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