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.
New Campaign Campaigns
South Korea: end the attack on workers now!Workers have been beaten and attacked by police during peaceful demonstrations, leaving one man dead. Over 20 union activists have been jailed, with raids on transport unions and the teachers' union deregistered. Yet workers and their unions remain steadfast in their fight for justice and are currently holding strikes.567 of 600 SignaturesCreated by TWU & ITF
Stop exploitation of food-delivery riders!It's not good enough. We work hard and are entitled to fair pay and proper working conditions. We deserve the conditions and protections that Australian workers have worked hard for. Working as a delivery rider for Deliveroo was precarious. They offer no job security, no sick pay, no paid holidays and no superannuation. Insurance can be expensive and conditions unsafe. A recent survey by the Young Workers Centre found that 3/4 riders are earning below the minimum wage, almost half of riders have been injured at work and for many riders this is their full-time job. Riders are required to be responsible for their own insurance. This means that if workers are injured they will have to pay any medical costs and will not receive any pay while you are unable to work. For workers here on a visa, it is unlikely travel insurance will cover an injury sustained while working. There's no compensation if you get hurt and you can be out of work for months if you have a crash. The bigger the petition is, the stronger the message we can send: we need to change the rules so food-delivery riders get a fair go.13,261 of 15,000 SignaturesCreated by Alison M.
Support NSW Trucking LawsTrucking laws in NSW, known as 'Chapter 6', have been in operation since 1984 to ensure owner drivers and contractors are supported by minimum conditions that provide for cost recovery and basic safety standards. Not only must these conditions be preserved, but they should be extended to support 30-day payments so these small trucking businesses can maintain cash flow, and help hold powerful industry clients to account for rates and conditions in the transport industry.1,197 of 2,000 SignaturesCreated by Transport Workers' Union
Deliveroo: Stop exploiting delivery ridersFood delivery riders work weekends, nights and in appalling weather with no penalty rates, minimum rates or even guaranteed pay. They get no sick leave if they are unwell and need to stay at home. They get no superannuation or annual leave. And despite working a dangerous job with little reward, they can be sacked without warning or the chance to appeal. That's what happened to Diego. It's not fair. With the help of the TWU, Diego is standing up to Deliveroo, one of the biggest food delivery companies in the world. We're taking Deliveroo to court to contest Diego's unfair dismissal. Can you show your support for Diego by signing the petition?7,557 of 8,000 SignaturesCreated by Transport Workers Union
Coronavirus Special Leave Provisions For NSW Bus DriversThe TWU seeking fairness in the transport Industry. During this pandemic, if bus drivers are required to self-isolate and are not sick OR if bus drivers are affected by Covid-19 they should be entitled to the same special leave provisions extended to drivers employed by the NSW Government. All bus drivers whose employer is contracted to Transport for NSW should be treated the same and offered the same protections during this pandemic. TWU Buses – Delivering results for all bus drivers in NSW.1 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Colin Henderson
Third World Conditions Exposed at Australia's AirportsABC's 7.30 exposed the atrocious conditions workers are confronted with at Aerocare as well as the company's flippant approach to worker and passenger safety. Aerocare is just one of the many companies that operate in Australia's airports contracted by all of the major airlines. If the kind of behaviours that were exposed on last night's 7.30 are tolerated, it doesn't bode well for all workers across the country. Aviation workers deserve a living wage and acceptable conditions. The travelling public have a right to know the workers involved in aircraft operation are adhering to safety standards. The Transport Workers' Union will continue to fight for aviation workers.5,102 of 6,000 SignaturesCreated by Transport Workers' Union