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!

  • Stop Being Numb To Truck Deaths Says The TWU

    March 16

    Big Rigs, by Carly Morrissey, 15 March 2016

    The transport workers’ union wants the transport industry to stop being numb to truck related deaths.

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  • Truck Drivers, TWU In Canberra To Demand Focus On Road Deaths

    March 16

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 16 March 2016
    Truck drivers along with the Transport Workers’ Union are visiting Canberra today to demand that the Federal Parliament tackle the high death toll in truck crashes.

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  • TWU Applications To Force Big Retailers To Implement Safe Rates Order

    March 15

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 15 March 2016
    The Transport Workers’ Union is lodging a series of applications at the road safety watchdog to ensure major retailers follow a ruling setting down safe minimum rates for drivers aimed at saving lives on the roads.

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  • TWU Appeals For Retailers, Government To Support Road Safety After Horror Crash In SA

    March 15

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 15 March 2016
    The Transport Workers’ Union is demanding that the Government and major retailers back a ruling by the road safety watchdog after a cyclist was killed and two others were injured in a collision with a truck in at Solomontown on the outskirts of Port Pirie, South Australia.

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  • TWU Lodges Application To Force Retailers To Pay For Transport Jobs Within 30 Days

    March 11

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 11 March 2016
    The Transport Workers’ Union has today lodged an application at the road safety watchdog to force major retailers to pay transport operators within 30 days of work completed.

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