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!

  • Time To Hold Wealthy Companies To Account Over Truck Deaths, Not Just Drivers, TWU Says In Response To Court Case

    February 19


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 19 February 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for accountability of transport operators and companies which hire them, as a truck driver was cleared today of charges related to the deaths of two people in Mona Vale in 2013.

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  • ABC Wide Bay: Road Safety Alarm Bell

    February 18


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  • Transport Operator Hit With Massive Fine For Underpaying Truck Drivers

    February 17


    Owner Driver, 16 February 2016
     
    Court imposes $41,600 fine against Victorian transport company for underpaying its drivers almost $70,000.

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  • Fatal Truck Crash at Amamoor Highlights Crisis in Trucking, TWU Warns

    February 17


    TWU MEDIA RELEAE, 17 February 2016
     
    The death of a 58-year-old woman in  truck crash on Mary Valley Road at Amamoor 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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  • $70,000 Underpayment Of Drivers Shows Need For National Fund For Auditing & Training, Says TWU

    February 16


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 16 February 2016
     
    Chronic underpayment of truck drivers by a Victorian transport operator shows the need for national auditing to ensure transport contracts by wealthy clients allow for fair and safe rates of pay, the Transport Workers’ Union has said.

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