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!

  • RSRT Is On The Right Track

    October 08


    Big Rigs, by Michael Aird, 7 October 2015
     
    The hysteria about the RSRT draft order seems to be lurching from the sublime to the ridiculous, but still the debate rages on.

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  • Angry Truckies Protest at Coles for Safe Rates

    October 07


    TWU News, 6 October 2015
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is holding protests today to highlight the deadly squeeze on truck drivers as part of a week of global action by the International Transport Federation Workers’ Union.

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  • TWU Calls Out Coles On Unsafe Trucking Practices As QLD Road Toll Escalates

    October 07

     

    TWU QLD Media Release, 6 October 2015
     


    The Transport Workers’ Union of QLD will converge on Coles today to call them out on unsafe trucking practices on the highway: as Coles’ reports revenue of $38 billion and QLD’s road toll escalates with two fatal truck crashes last week.

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  • TWU Holds Protests At Coles Stores During Global Week Of Action

    October 06


    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 6 October 2015
     
    The Transport Workers’ Union is holding protests today to highlight the deadly squeeze on trucking as part of a week of global action by the International Transport Workers’ Federation.

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  • Two QLD Truck Crashes In One Day: QLD Truckie Sacked After Raising Safety Issue Pleads For Lives On Road

    October 02


    TWU QLD MEDIA RELEASE, 1 Oct 2015
     
    A QLD truck driver has been sacked after the company sent him into poverty with no money to feed his family then sent him out on the road with no money to pay for fuel, after he raised proven safety issues which are putting lives at risk on our roads.

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