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!

  • Former RSRT Member Has No Regrets

    September 20

    Owner Driver, by Steve Skinner, 19 September 2016

    Award-winning fatigue expert says RSRT or something like it is still needed.

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    September 15

    TWU Media Release
    15 September 2016

    The Government is failing to tackle the crisis in trucking, marked by suicides, bankruptcies, low pay, high workplace deaths and injuries and the employment of untrained and exploited migrant workers, drivers and small transport businesses are warning today.

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  • Coles Must Stop The Squeeze On Trucking

    August 24

    TWU MEDIA RELEAES, 24 August 2016
    The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) has called on Coles to take its foot off the throat of transport workers, after posting another 4.3% increase in annual pre-tax earnings today.

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  • Whistleblower At Far North Queensland Trucking Company Files For Damages

    August 19

    Cairns Post, by Grace Mason, 19 August 2016
    A whistleblower of a far north trucking company that faced dozens of fatigue management charges is suing the company for almost $690,000 in damages.

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  • Mascot Tanker Flip Shows Industry On Edge

    August 19

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 19 August 2016
    The Transport Workers’ Union has strengthened calls for the implementation of a national Safe Rates System after an overturned fuel tanker carrying 35,000 litres of diesel and unleaded fuel caused havoc for Sydney road users on Friday morning.

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