Transport Workers’ Union of Australia

The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) is one of Australia’s leading campaigning trade unions, holding some of the biggest companies in the world to account over their treatment of workers, such as Qantas, Amazon and the supermarket giants.

Since it was founded, the TWU has represented the interests of truck drivers and logistics workers, exposing the financial pressures by major retailers, manufacturers, and oil companies on road transport – Australia’s deadliest industry.

The TWU has led the charge in highlighting and tackling exploitation in the gig economy, pressuring companies and the government to address chronic underpayments and deadly pressures on food delivery riders, rideshare drivers and AmazonFlex couriers.

Last year, the TWU defeated Qantas in the High Court over the largest case of illegal sackings in Australian corporate history.

This year, the TWU’s relentless campaigning for regulation of the gig economy has secured a world-first legislative system to address deadly commercial pressures on transport workers including those working in the gig economy and as small-business owner drivers. As of August 2024, there will be a stand-alone division of the Fair Work Commission to address critical matters in the road transport industry.

The TWU is seeking a motivated Legal Officer to join our team as we work to utilise powerful new laws to improve the lives of transport employees, owner drivers and gig economy workers.

THE ROLE:

KEY SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THE ROLE:

issues and provide practical solutions;

The role will be based in our national office in Sydney, with some interstate travel. A competitive salary is on offer to the successful candidate.  The position is full time.

To apply, forward a Cover Letter CV by email to: jobs@twu.com.au

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Lorraine Biviano  Tel: 02 8114 6500.