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 Eyes Meeting with Cootes over Company Restructure

    February 24

    Union says many Cootes Transport drivers now face losing their livelihoods.
    ATN, 21 Feb 2014

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  • Cootes’ Woes to Cost $47.3M, as Drivers Face Uncertainty

    February 20

    McAleese prepares for financial pain as Cootes’ woes deliver hit to parent company’s bottom line.
    ATN, by Brad Gardner & Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi, 19 Feb 2014

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  • Coles Birthday No Reason to Celebrate: TWU

    February 20

    The Transport Workers’ Union will continue its campaign against Coles safety squeeze today with letter drop at the Elanora Coles store to raise awareness among shoppers and management about their continued practices against the supply chain without taking responsibility.
    TWU QLD MEDIA RELEASE, 20 Feb 2014

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  • Pushing It Up The Chain: Why Big Business Can’t Ignore Truck Safety

    February 18

    Meeting corporate obligations along the supply chain is not just good practice - when it comes to workers' safety, it’s the law. This came sharply into focus last week as raids and prosecutions of transport companies operating in NSW and Victoria generated substantial media attention.
    The Conversation, by Sharron O’Neill, 17 Feb 2014

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  • Coles Breaches Exposed in Police Blitz just the Tip of the Iceberg

    February 17

    TWU New South Wales State Secretary Wayne Forno has welcomed the Police crackdown on the transport operations of supermarket giant Coles and urged the O'Farrell Government to continue the raids, because what has been uncovered so far is just the tip of the iceberg.
    TWU NSW, 14 Feb 2014

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