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!

  • Aldi tries to gag truck drivers' union after claims of unsafe practices

    August 30

    The Guardian, 29 August 2017
    Transport Workers Union says supermarket chain pressuring drivers to meet schedules that are not safe.

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  • We Will Fight Aldi's Attack on Free Speech, TWU Vows

    August 29

    The Transport Workers’ Union has accused Aldi of attacking free speech by pursing a Federal Court case to stop truck drivers from protesting over its unsafe practices and to restrict the union from publishing information on the rates and conditions of any transport workers in its supply chain.

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  • Tip truck overhaul promised by Daniel Andrews after spate of accidents

    August 14

    Herald Sun, by Alex White, 13 August 2017
    TIP-truck drivers could see a pay-by-the-load system replaced with hourly rates on government projects amid rising accidents.

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    August 14

    TWU VIC/TAS BRANCH NEWS, 13 August 2017
    The State Government has pledged to mandate minimum hourly rates for Tip Truck Owner Drivers across all government infrastructure projects.

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  • WATCH: The Moment A Hero Truckie Rolled His Rig To Save Other Drivers

    July 24

    7News Adelaide, 22 July 2017
    The terrifying moment a truck driver who had lost his brakes, risked his life to spare other motorists has been caught on camera.

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