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!

  • Transport Workers Rev Up Protest Over Detention Of Unionists And Truck Drivers In Korea

    December 08


    WORKING LIFE, 7 December 2015
     
    Transport workers and union activists demonstrated outside the Korean consulate in Sydney today over the continued detention of striking truck drivers in Korea.

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  • Transport Workers Protest To Demand Release Of Korean Truck Drivers & Union Reps

    December 07


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 7 December 2015
     
    Transport workers and union activists demonstrated outside the Korean consulate in Sydney today over the continued detention of striking truck drivers in Korea.

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  • Protest Call on Korean Government To Release Jailed Unionists

    December 07


    Labour Herald, 6 December 2015
     
    Labor politicians and the Transport Workers’ Union are supporting a worldwide campaign for safer and improved pay conditions for truckers in South Korea where 1200 drivers lose their lives on the roads each year.

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  • Drivers Describe Poor Safety At Hearings On Ports & Wharves

    December 03


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 3 December 2015
     
    Truck drivers are giving evidence at public hearings today on how low pay and lack of safety training at ports and wharves is putting lives at risk.

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  • Senator Sam Dastyari Supports Korean Truckies' Fight for Safe Rates

    December 02


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