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!

  • 2GB: Safe Rates for Truck Drivers

    March 04

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  • Two Dead In Horror Crash Highlighting Crisis In Trucking, TWU Warns

    March 04

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 March 2016

    Two people have been killed, including a female sedan driver and a male truck driver, in a horrific crash in Victoria, highlighting the crisis in trucking, according the Transport Workers’ Union.

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  • CH7 Adelaide: Truckies Rally

    February 25

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  • Truck Drivers Hold Rally Demanding New Pay Rates To Tackle Road Deaths

    February 24

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 24 February 2016
    Truck drivers and Transport Workers’ Union activists have held a noisy rally in Adelaide to demand that wealthy retailers follow a binding law on pay rates, aimed at cutting the number of deaths on the roads.

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  • Owner-Drivers Must Stand Together On Minimum Rates: Sheldon

    February 22

    Owner Driver, by Brad Gardner, 19 February 2016
    Union heavyweight comes out swinging against opponents of minimum rates for owner-drivers.

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