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!

  • Union Pushes For National Focus On Road Safety After String Of Truck Fatalities

    March 11


    ABC Newcastle, by Liz Farquhar, 10 March 2016
     
    A horror run of fatalities involving trucks on Australian roads this month has prompted a call for the Federal Government to back a ruling by the road safety watchdog.

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  • Horrific Crash Highlights Need For Solution To Crisis In Trucking, TWU Warns

    March 10


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 10 March 2016
     
    Three children have been left without their parents who were tragically killed after a horrific truck crash in Melbourne’s west this morning. The incident highlights the crisis in trucking and shows the need for transport operators and wealthy retailers to ensure drivers are paid a safe, fair wage with well-maintained vehicles, the Transport Workers’ Union has said.

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  • Transport Workers' Union To Oppose Move To Delay Order Aimed At Saving Lives

    March 10


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 10 March 2016 

    The Transport Workers’ Union will vehemently oppose applications by several industry groups, such as Ai Group, NatRoad and Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association to delay a road safety watchdog ruling aimed at saving lives.

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  • Not So Fast: TWU Rallies To Prevent Minimum Rates Delay

    March 10


    Owner Driver, by Brad Gardner, 10 March 2016
     
    The Transport Workers Union will not support applications to delay minimum rates until 2017.

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  • TWU Appeals For Government To Support Road Safety After Horror Week Of Truck Deaths

    March 08


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 9 March 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is appealing to the Federal Government to back a ruling by the road safety watchdog after 12 people were killed in truck crashes in just nine days.

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