Tippers Campaign Updates

March 16, 2015

The TWU has been working closely with the Tippers Owner Driver Committee over the last 12 months to fight against unsustainably low rates of pay in the industry. The latest updates and important information on progress will be available here.


The TWU needs a break down of the typical costs of running a Tipper for our upcoming fight in the Safe Rates Tribunal for a fairer rate for Mud Carters. You can help by downloading and filling in the document below with your actual costs. All your personal information will be removed if it forms apart of our claim. Please return completed forms by mail to the TWU at P.O Box 203 Port Melbourne 3207 or Lmccrone@twu.asn.au.

To down load the required form as a PDF click below.

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The TWU and Driver’s Committee put together an example of the real costs for owner drivers to present to plant hires in support of minimum rate demands. The plant hires responded with a different view about the costs you face and the money you should make.

click here2 to view a PDF of this cost comparison

The TWU, on behalf of the Driver’s Committee, has also made application to the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) to register a dispute with the plant hires regarding minimum rates.

click here2 to view a PDF of the TWU dispute application and plant hires named as respondents in the application

click here2 to view s PDF of the RSRT listing in response to the dispute application

click here2 to view Lantrak’s submission to the RSRT in response to the lodging of this dispute.

join-now join the TWU and help fight for better rates and a better industry.

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