Transport Workers Union and The Young Workers Centre
Transport workers are the backbone of Australia. Every hour of every day, across every state and territory, Transport Workers' Union members keep this country running. The TWU has been the collective voice of transport workers for over 120 years, fighting for better pay, conditions and safety standards for workers in a wide range of industries including road transport, aviation, mining, oil and gas, freight transport, public transport and waste management.
Bringing together the collective power of 90,000 members and their families across Australia, we campaign in the workplace, among the community, in local and national media, and across all levels of government to get a fair go and safe working conditions for all our members.
The Young Workers Centre educates young workers about their safety and workplace rights, and empowers them to resolve issues in the workplace. Based in Victorian Trades Hall, we educate young people as they enter the workforce via our training programs, which are available to all Victorian high schools, TAFEs and technical colleges. We assist young people to resolve workplace issues through our legal service designed exclusively for young workers. We empower young people to use their collective voice by driving campaigns on key issues for young people at work.
New Campaign Campaigns
Enough is enough. Stop gig workers from being killed on our roads.Delivery riders work night and day for an average of just $10.42 an hour*. They often have to work 50 - 60 hours a week to cobble together a basic income. They have no right to insurance when they get injured or die on the road, and it is at the discretion of huge multinational companies like UberEats and Doordash as to whether their families get supported. A survey conducted by the Transport Workers Union in September found that 73% of food delivery riders are worried about being ‘seriously hurt or killed’ at work. And their fears are clearly not unfounded. The Federal government must step up and take responsibility for workers being killed on the job by pulling these cowboy companies into line.6,690 of 7,000 SignaturesCreated by Transport Workers Union and Young Workers Centre