Get Involved / Get more active

Get more active


Do you want to do more in your workplace? Are there issues that you want to fix? Do you want to stand up for your mates' pay, rights and job security?

Become a TWU delegate OR ACTIVIST.

Delegates and activists are the TWU's main driving force on the ground, working directly with union officials. The skills, experience and respect you'll gain in a delegate or activist role will be invaluable - and you'll get the satisfaction of standing up for your mates in the workplace.

In the future, we'll be adding stories from TWU delegates, so you can see why they decided to become delegates or activists.

For more information, contact the TWU office on 8346 4177 or email 


  • Employers and the Government have never just handed out better conditions.Benefits like weekends, overtime, sick leave, holidays, pensions, RDOs, redundancy and ending child labour have all been fought for and won by union members.

  • Union workplaces are safer because people aren't afraid to speak up on safety issues. International studies show that union workplaces have an injury rate 24% lower than non-union workplaces.

  • Being a union member means you can rest easy without fears you will lose your job. If you are unfairly dismissed, our legal team will back you every step of the way.

  • Transport is the most dangerous industry in Australia. Union members have access to in-house training, allowing members to build safer and stronger workplaces.

  • Your concerns are never swept under the carpet on TWU sites. The union is your voice at work.

  • The union has an experienced in-house legal team together with access to leading law firm Andersons (Halfpennys in NT) to represent you in unfair dismissals, underpayments and WorkCover claims and more.

  • Union workplace agreements mean employer superannuation contributions well above the 9.5% Government rate - which could mean hundreds of thousands of dollars!

  • The TWU is a strong, active union, campaigning on local and national issues that matter to you: superannuation, Medicare, workplace safety, pay and many, many more.