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!

  • TV Reports: TWU National Truck Convoys

    July 16


    Over 300 truck drivers, their families and supporters protested in all major capitals to demand an end to pressure in the industry which is killing hundreds of people on our roads every year. The followings are the TV reports highlighting the TWU truck convoys across the country:

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  • 184 PEOPLE KILLED IN 163 FATAL CRASHES INVOLVING HEAVY TRUCKS IN JUST 12 MONTHS, INQUIRY TOLD

    July 13


    NEWS.COM.AU, by Alexis Carey, 12 July 2018
     
    Truckie John Waltis is sick of burying his mates.

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  • TRANSPORT INDUSTRY IS THE DEADLIEST IN AUSTRALIA, TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION TELLS INDUSTRIAL DEATHS INQUIRY

    July 12


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 12 July 2018
     
    The Inquiry into Industrial Deaths today heard that the transport industry is in crisis. More transport workers are killed in Australia than in any other industry and deaths involving truck crashes are on the rise.

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  • PFD Drivers Stood United for Better Wages and Conditions

    July 09


    TWU SA/NT Branch News, 6 July 2018
     
    PFD drivers have spoken out with a successful one-hour stoppage today where members stood united and pushed their claims for better wages and conditions.

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  • TWU WELCOMES VIC OWNER DRIVER LAWS

    July 05


    ATN, 4 July 2018
     
    Proposed laws will give owner drivers access to existing contracts and require they be paid within 30 days, among other things.

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