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Join the TWU


Over the past 150 years, union members have brought you a living wage, lunch breaks, wage increases, weekends, penalty rates, loadings, annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave, equal pay for women, the eight-hour day, superannuation, occupational health and safety and much more. 

These benefits didn’t come from the tender hearts of employers. They were achieved by union members standing together. To help maintain and improve these conditions, your fellow workmates need you to stand with them and join the TWU. 

Membership only costs $10.96 per week and is fully tax deductible.


  • 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.