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!

  • Australia Yanks The Supply Chain To Tackle Road Deaths

    January 07

    Financial Times, by Jamie Smyth, 6 January 2016
    Controversial new rules aimed at making trucking safer are attracting international interest.

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  • TWU Appeals For Vigilance After Spike In Truck Crash Deaths

    December 23

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 23 December 2015
    The Transport Workers’ Union has appealed for vigilance and safety this Christmas period after a spike in the number of deaths in truck crashes.

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  • 2GB: Landmark Ruling for Trucking Safety

    December 22

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  • Major Win In Fight For Trucking Safety Comes During Deadly Christmas Period

    December 21

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 21 December 2015
    The Transport Workers’ Union has welcomed a major boost for safety in trucking with a ruling on minimum safe rates for owner drivers.

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  • Over 150 Truck Drivers Hold Advanced Memorial For Drivers Killed This Christmas

    December 10

    TWU NSW MEDIA RELEASE, 10 December 2015
    Over 150 truck drivers marched on the Coles Distribution Centre in Eastern Creek today and laid white crosses at an advanced memorial to highlight Coles’ lethal squeeze on truck drivers.

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