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!

  • Visa Corruption Causing Havoc On Our Roads

    June 29

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 29 June 2016
    The Transport Workers Union has sounded the alarm on workplace visa rorts in the Australian road transport industry, which are endangering the public by creating a class of untrained drivers working well below industry standards.

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  • VIDEO: Safe Rates Convoy

    June 27

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  • Capital City Convoys For Safe Rates Are Essential

    June 27

    Big Rigs, by Richard Olsen, 25 June 2016
    On Sunday, June 19, hundreds of transport workers coordinated a series of convoys and events as part of our campaign for Safe Rates for every single transport worker.

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  • TWU Tells NSW Government To Clean Up Tip Truck Industry

    June 24

    Transport Workers’ Union NSW Acting Secretary Richard Olsen has said the NSW Government needs to stand up for mum and dad tip truck drivers who are being squeezed out of the industry by dodgy operators in dodgy trucks.

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  • Drivers Demand Focus On Safety As Trucking Convoys & Protests Held In All Major Capitals

    June 22

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 19 June 2016
    Truck drivers, their families and the families of those killed in truck crashes have held co-ordinated convoys and protests around the country to demand an end to pressure in the industry which is causing deaths and injuries.

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