Safe Rates

Road transport is Australia’s deadliest industry.

When wealthy companies at the top of supply chains squeeze transport contracts, the rest of the supply chain is pressured to cut corners in safety. Transport workers are forced to work longer and harder to make ends meet. Far too many people are killed in truck crashes every year, while their families and communities are left devastated.

Transport workers in the gig economy are struggling on low pay, with few rights and no protection from abuse. 

We’re fighting for a Safe Rates system that will lift standards for all transport workers. We’re fighting for the same pay for the same job and to ensure that wealthy retailers, manufacturers and oil companies at the top of the supply chain pay their fair share.

Bus drivers

Owner-drivers, retail, general transport




Ports and Wharves

Construction, tippers and concrete

Oil, fuel and gas, mining, cash-in-transit

"I worry when my husband is on the road because I know of the dangers. Even if he is driving safely, I know there are other truck drivers who are fatigued and under pressure."

Yvette Mavrothalassitis, wife of truck driver

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