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!

  • Horror Accidents Highlight Need For Real Action On Road Safety

    July 27


    TWU QLD Branch Media Release, 26 July 2016
     
    Continued accidents involving heavy vehicles are solid proof that the Federal Government has no plan to improve safety for transport workers, leaving the onus on the States to maintain safety standards with little Federal oversight.

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  • Sheldon Responds To SARTA Letter

    July 26


    Owner Driver, 25 July 2016
     
    TWU national secretary Tony Sheldon has issued a statement following SARTA executive director Steve Shearer’s letter to Owner//Driver criticising the TWU’s motives in the Safe Rates debate.

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  • CH7: Truckies Call For More Driver Awareness

    July 26

    (7 News Melbourne, 25 July 2016) More than 2000 people have been killed or injured in crashes involving trucks in the past decade. Truckies say many of these could be avoided if motorists knew the safe braking distance for trucks.

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  • Getting the Balance Right

    July 25


    Big Rigs, TWU NSW News, 24 July 2016
     
    Last edition we shared with you the important changes that were recently made to the General Carriers Contract Determinations (GCCD) and in particular the expansion of its coverage across NSW.

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  • Fight For A Fair Go

    July 14


    Owner Driver, by TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon, July 2016  

    The big lie from those opposed to Safe Rates is that making the bosses at the top of supply chains accountable for safe rates and conditions won’t fix a thing. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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