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!

  • TWU To Push For End To Trucking Carnage At United Nations Body

    October 12

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 12 October 2015
    The Transport Workers’ Union will address the United Nations labour body in Geneva today to highlight the crisis in trucking and urge a global response.

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  • Three Cancelled Contracts Not Enough TWU Says

    October 12


    ATN, 9 October 2015
    Union urges Australia Post to look more closely at its transport contractor base

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  • CH7: Angry Truckies Protest Coles' Unfair Pay

    October 09

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  • Support for RSRT's Safe Rates for Truck Drivers

    October 09

    ABC, by Isabel Dayman, 8 October 2015
    The transport union says it is disappointed some peak transport industry bodies are not supporting a move for a minimum rate to be established for owner-operator truck drivers.

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  • TWU Demands Further Action By Aus Post On Underpayment Of Drivers

    October 08

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 8 October 2015
    The Transport Workers’ Union is demanding that Australia Post take further action to ensure workers delivering the company’s goods are paid a fair wage. The underpayment of drivers is not limited to the three parcel delivery operators Australia Post has cancelled contracts with and it is imperative that this problem is dealt with fully.

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