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!

  • Protect the RSRT

    February 11


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  • QLD Truck Crashes Claim Two Lives In A Week Highlighting Crisis In Trucking, TWU Warns

    February 10


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 10 February 2016
     
    A cyclist in his 60s has died after a collision with a truck at West End. 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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  • Today Tonight: Visa Scandal in Trucking

    February 10


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  • Horrific Truck Crash In Western Victoria Highlights Crisis In Trucking, TWU Warns

    February 09


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 9 February 2016
     
    One person is dead, one missing and one fighting for life after a horrific truck crash on a highway in western Victoria 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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  • Teenager Killed In Horrific Truck Crash Highlights Crisis In Trucking, TWU Warns

    February 09


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 9 February 2016
     
    A teenage boy has died following a horrific truck crash in Western Sydney yesterday afternoon. 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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