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!

  • 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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  • South Australian Owner Drivers Unite Behind Setting Safe Rates of Pay

    October 27

    TWU SA/NT MEDIA RELEASE, 23 October 2015
    South Australian owner drivers are calling on the federal Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) to set a safe minimum rate of pay for owner drivers across the transport industry before the end of the year.

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  • TWU Urges Safety Road Watchdog To Set Safe Minimum Rates Following Hearings

    October 26

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 26 October 2015
    The Transport Workers’ Union is urging the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal to act on the threats to safety outlined by drivers during hearings over the weekend and to set safe minimum pay rates.

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  • TWU: Clients Link Coles Must Pay Fair Share To Ensure Safe Rates For All Drivers

    October 23

    TWU Media Release, 23 October 2015
    The Transport Workers Union has called for the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal to ensure industry clients, like Coles, pay their fair share to ensure safe rates for all drivers and include provisions for auditing industry supply chains in the final Tribunal ruling on driver rates.

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