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!

  • Tip Truck Breach Highlights Issues

    November 06

    Big Rigs, by Michael Aird, TWU NSW Secretary, 6 November 2015

    The long-awaited Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal hearings opened last week in Melbourne, allowing truck drivers to give first-hand accounts about the pressures on them to meet unrealistic deadlines, speed, skip rests, drive for longer than allowed and overload their trucks.

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  • Union Wants Parcel And Courier Delivery Sector On Tribunal's Agenda

    November 04

    Owner Driver, by Brad Gardner, 3 November 2015

    TWU asks RSRT to address "serious and dangerous exploitation" in the courier and parcel delivery industry.

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  • TWU Calls For Inquiry Into Conditions For Courier Drivers Following Aus Post Scandal

    November 02

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 2 November 2015

    The Transport Workers’ Union wants the road safety watchdog to investigate conditions for parcel and courier drivers amid continued evidence of low pay at Australia Post.

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  • Solidarity with KPTU Truck Drivers in Korea

    October 28

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  • We're Struggling To Survive: Owner-Drivers Group

    October 28

    Owner Driver, 27 October 2015
    Association wants the RSRT to implement its plan to reform owner-driver remuneration.

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