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!

  • Calls To Tackle Truckies' High Death Toll

    January 27


    Bankstown Canterbury Torch, by Mick Roberts, 25 January 2017
     
    Too many truck drivers being killed on roads

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  • Tasmanian Truck Drivers Memorial

    January 24


    TWU VIC/TAS Branch News, 23 January 2017
     
    Family, friends, workmates and colleagues stood side-by-side and, some, arm-in-arm, at the Tasmanian Truck Drivers Memorial last Saturday to honour those who have lost their lives at work – on and off the road.

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  • Government Putting 'Lives On The Line'

    January 18


    The Irrigator, by Talia Pattison, 18 January 2017
     
    The federal government must urgently step in to prevent truck drivers across the country being killed or injured on the job.

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  • Truck Driver Takes Aim At Coalition Ministers Over 'Reunion' Expenses

    January 13


    TWU VIC/TAS Branch News, 13 January 2016
     
    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was desperate for a better 2017 after a disastrous 2016, an incredible situation given he was re-elected Prime Minister in July.

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  • 2016 Another Deadly Year For Transport Workers, Says TWU

    January 12


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 12 January 2017
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has urged the Government to stop ignoring the high death toll among transport workers, as Safe Work Australia statistics for 2016 show that more than one in three workers killed last year were transport workers.

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