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!

  • Senator Muir Joins Fight For Safe Rates

    October 02

    The Transport Workers Union today announced a victory in the campaign for Safe Rates in the trucking industry as critical crossbencher, Senator Ricky Muir, pledged his support to retain Australia’s road safety watchdog - the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT).
    TWU MEDIA RELEASE, 2 October 2014

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  • Driver Helpline To Aid Truck Drivers In Need

    October 01

    If you're a driver, or are a friend of family member of a driver, who may be experiencing issues related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, health and well-being call 1300 DRIVER (1300 374 837) today for anonymous and confidential support from a health professional.

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  • ABC Illawarra: Helpline for Truck Drivers

    September 29

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  • Low Pay Blamed For Truck Driver Stress

    September 25

    Occupational health Helpline set up for transport workers, writes Julie Power.
    SMH, 25 September 2014

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  • New Cuts May Run Deep

    September 24

    Dark cloud hangs over the future of NSW IRC, writes TWU NSW State Secretary Wayne Forno.
    The rights of independent contractors are once again under threat with the New South Wales State government looking to cut vital resources needed to maintain the work of the NSW Industrial Relations commission.
    Big Rigs, TWU News, 12 September 2014

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