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!

  • Video: Truck Convoys for Safe Rates

    September 17


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  • TRUCKING TRAGEDY DESERVES FULL INVESTIGATION

    September 13


    TWU QLD Branch Media Release, 13 September 2018
     
    A tragic accident on the Kennedy Highway this morning deserves a full investigation, says the Transport Workers’ Union.

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  • NO RESPONSE FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS SIX DIE OVER THREE DAYS IN HORROR TRUCK CRASHES

    August 23


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 August 2018
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has slammed the Federal Government for playing politics while six people died in horrific truck crashes in just three days.

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  • TWU calls for action over 'Australia's deadliest job'

    August 21


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  • DEADLY & UNHEALTHY: TRUCK DRIVERS DEMAND ACTION AS STUDY SHOWS RISKS BEHIND AUSTRALIA'S DEALIEST JOB

    August 21


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 21 August 2018
     
    Truck drivers are demanding urgent action as a major study by Monash University shows the main factors making it Australia’s deadliest job.

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