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!

  • TWU Stance Backed By Albanese

    December 13


    Owner Driver, 9 December 2016
     
    Shadow transport minister Anthony Albanese has added his voice to Transport Workers Union (TWU) criticism of federal government funding of fatigue research.

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  • Federal Government Wastes Taxpayers’ Money On Truck Driver Fatigue Research

    December 08



    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 8 December 2016
     
    The Federal Government has announced it will spend over $800,000 of taxpayers’ money on research into truck driver fatigue, despite tearing down a tribunal this year which was tackling the problem.

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  • 100 Killed In Truck Crashes Since Turnbull Tore Down Road Safety Watchdog

    December 05


    TWU Media Release, 5 December 2016
     
    The death toll in truck crashes has reached 100 since the Federal Government in April scrapped a road safety watchdog which was investigating the pressures on truck drivers that lead to safety risks.

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  • TWU NEWS: The Fight Is Not Over Just Yet

    November 28


    Big Rigs, by TWU NSW Acting State Secretary Richard Olsen, 27 November 2016
     
    The National Road Transport Association, NatRoad, continues to cause confusion for mum and dad small business operators.

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  • TWU Campaign Leads to Review of Owner-Driver Regulations

    November 18


    TWU VIC/TAS Branch News, 17 November 2016
     
    TWU owner-drivers have received some good news with the establishment of a wide-ranging State Government review of laws regulating owner drivers and forestry contractors.

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