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!

  • Devious Theft of Wages

    April 12

    Owner Driver, by TWU National Secretary Tony Sheldon, April 2018
    Industry lobby groups are campaigning for drivers to be moved to part-time roles and a loss of full entitlements.

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    March 07

    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 7 March 2018

    Truck drivers have won strong protections against exploitation after the Fair Work Commission approved TWU safeguards for part-time work.

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    March 01

    Hundreds of truck drivers and their supporters angry at Aldi’s refusal to address safety concerns have protested in major capitals today (28 February 2018). Please find in below some photos & videos of the protests across the country:

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  • Shame ALDI

    March 01

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  • Truck drivers hold nationwide protests against Aldi over safety and free speech

    February 28

    Truck drivers and their supporters angry at Aldi’s refusal to address safety concerns are protesting in all major capitals today.

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