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 Demands Carnell Explain Why She Opposed System Which Delivered 30-Day Payments

    August 16

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 15 August 2016
    The TWU is demanding the Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell explain why she opposed a system which delivered a requirement for drivers to be paid within 30 days of work – only to now call for such payment terms.

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  • Companies, Clients Should Face Jail Over Fatal Crashes, Says TWU

    August 16


    The Transport Workers’ Union has called for more accountability at the top after charges were laid against a waste company for a horror crash in Urrbrae in which two people died.

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  • Industry Groups In Attempt To Rip Off Drivers At Fair Work Commission

    August 15

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 15 August 2016
    The Transport Workers’ Union is opposing attempts by industry lobby groups to reduce wages for long distance truck drivers and bus drivers at the Fair Work Commission today.

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  • Small trucks targeted in NSW police blitz

    August 10

    Big Rigs, August 9, 2016
    Small and medium rigid trucks were targeted in a police operation in Sydney's West on Monday.

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  • TWU News: FIxing what ain't broken!

    August 10

    Big Rigs, TWU NSW News, August 6, 2016

    IT IS too often that the Transport Workers' Union is having to "fix what ain't broken” when it comes to supporting drivers who are being targeted unfairly by the management of multinational organisations.

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