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!

  • Business Alarmed at New Pay Rates for Truckies

    February 02

    AFR, by Ewin Hannan, 20 December 2015
    Business has criticised an "anti-competitive" decision to introduce mandatory minimum payments for many truck drivers, saying the move will increase costs and jeopardise the viability of road transport companies.

    Share This Read More »

  • It Took Hard Yakka but We Won Safe Rates Battle

    January 27

    Big Rigs, by Michael Aird, TWU NSW Secretary, 26 January 2016
    Decades of hard-yakka campaigning by truck drivers standing together as part of the TWU has scored a major success, with the recent ruling by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal on minimum safe rates for owner drivers.

    Share This Read More »

  • TWU Urges Caution on Roads during Public Holiday Period

    January 22

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 22 January 2016
    The Transport Workers’ Union is urging road users to be vigilant this public holiday period given the high death toll in truck-related crashes this time last year.

    Share This Read More »

  • Safety Drives Australia To End Pay-By-The-Mile

    January 15

    Fleet Owner, by Howard Abramson, 13 January 2016
    WASHINGTON. Australia is in the process of eliminating pay by the mile for many of its truck drivers, and replacing it with guaranteed minimum hourly wages, a program the government is calling “safe rates.”

    Share This Read More »

  • TWU Demands Better Safety In Haulage

    January 15

    TWU QLD Branch New, 14 January 2016
    The Queensland Branch of the Transport Workers’ Union is also demanding better safety standards after a truck crash on the Old Chatswood Road off ramp from the Logan Motorway on Tuesday.

    Share This Read More »

There are no comments, why not leave one using the form below

Leave a comment below - You must be registered or login to comment