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 Calls For Urgent Solution To Crisis In Trucking Following Horror Crash

    October 07


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 6 October 2016
     
    Two truck drivers have been killed in a horrific truck crash in Sydney’s west highlighting the deadly nature of the job and the need for a solution to the crisis in trucking.

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  • Truck Union Wins Ruling But Fight Not Over

    October 06


    The Daily Examiner, by Chris Calcino, 6 October 2016
     
    The union representing many truckies is claiming victory after industry lobby group NatRoad's effort to gain exemption from setting minimum pay rates for owner-drivers was rejected.

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  • TWU Welcomes Dismissal Of Industry Lobby Group Application To Pay Drivers Less

    October 04


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 October 2016
     
    Truck drivers are celebrating a major win over industry lobby group NatRoad in its bid to pay them less by seeking an exemption from rules in NSW setting minimum pay rates.

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  • ATA And NatRoad Are In Denial: TWU

    September 30


    ATN, 29 September 2016
     
    The Transport Workers Union (TWU) says the Australian Trucking Association (ATA’s) contract checklist does not address the issues facing the transport sector.

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  • Australian Trucking Association Checklist Will Not Address Problems In Transport

    September 29


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 28 September 2016
     
    The Australian Trucking Association’s checklist for members facing troublesome contracts does little to address the problems the association has itself created, the Transport Workers’ Union has said.

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