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!

  • $37,000 On Ombudsman's Report A 'Waste Of Taxpayers Money', says TWU

    November 02

    The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised as a waste of taxpayers money the more than $37,000 spent on nine public sessions looking at the impact of a two-week Order setting minimum rates for owner drivers.

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  • TWU Criticises ATA Over Call For More Rules On Drivers

    October 25


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 25 October 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised the Australian Trucking Association over calls to hold drivers responsible for fatigue, while letting wealthy retailers and manufacturers off the hook for poor rates and unrealistic deadlines which force drivers to work long hours.

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  • TRANSPORT WORKERS AT HIGH RISK OF DEATH, SAFE WORK REPORT SHOWS

    October 17

    The Transport Workers’ Union has called on the Government to urgently address workplace deaths among transport workers after a new Safe Work Australia report shows that almost one out of every four workers killed in the last 13 years was a transport worker.

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  • TWU Demands New ATA Head Represent Entire Industry

    October 14


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 14 October 2016
     
    The new chief executive of the Australian Trucking Association must represent all industry, including drivers, the Transport Workers’ Union has said.

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  • Trucking Boss Jailed For Driver's Death

    October 12


    By AAP, 11 October 2016
     
    An Adelaide trucking company boss has been jailed for at least seven and a half years after one of his drivers died because of faulty truck brakes.

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