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!

  • CH7: 457 Driver Causes Mayhem on Roads

    February 08


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  • Tunnel Incident Shows Need for Industry Training, Investigation into 457 Visas

    February 05


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 5 February 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union has called for industry-wide training for truck drivers following an incident in the M5 tunnel Sydney today which caused major traffic chaos.

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  • Federal Senate Agrees: Trucking Is Waiting Too Long To Be Paid

    February 05


    Owner Driver, by Brad Gardner, 4 February 2016
     
    Non-binding motion calls for businesses to adopt 30-day payment terms.

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  • TWU Calls For CoR Changes As Mona Vale Driver Trial Opens

    February 04


    Big Rigs, 4 February 2016
     
    The Transport Workers' Union is calling for more accountability of transport operators and companies which hire them, as the trial for a truck driver facing charges relating to the deaths of two people in Mona Vale in 2013 opens.

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  • Companies, Clients Should Be Held Accountable For Truck Deaths Not Just Drivers, Says TWU

    February 04


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 4 February 2016
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for more accountability of transport operators and companies which hire them, as the trial opens of a truck driver following the deaths of two people in Mona Vale in 2013.

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