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!

  • Over 200 Transport Workers Block Road In Sydney CBD Over Malcolm Turnbull’s Opposition To Safe Rates For Truck Drivers

    April 29

    TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 28 April 2016
    More than 200 transport workers have taken to the streets in Sydney today to protest Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to put the interests of his big business donors like Coles[i] ahead of the safety of transport workers and everyone on our roads.

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  • Truck Drivers Block Busy Sydney Streets, Hold Rallies Across The Country

    April 29

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 28 April 2016
    Truck drivers have blocked a major junction in Sydney CBD as others held rallies around Australia to protest the Federal Government’s opposition to the crisis in trucking.

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  • More Deaths In Truck Crashes As Government Abolishes Safe Rates

    April 22

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 April 2016
    Two people have been killed in Tasmania and a young truck driver died in NSW just days after the Government abolished a system for examining safety in transport.

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  • RN: Family Members Vow to Fight the Abolition of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

    April 22

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  • 'Turnbull's Taken The Wrong Road': Truckie

    April 22

    Illawarra Mercury, by Andrew Pearson, 22 April 2016
    “In my lifetime I’ve seen some real tragedies because of poor rates of pay and faulty trucks.”

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