Frequently Asked Questions
Are TWU membership fees tax deductible?
Yes membership fees are fully tax deductible
What workers does the TWU represent?
The Transport workers union represents a wide range of workers including, bus drivers, truck drivers, owner drivers, taxi driver, airport staff and others.
How do I change my address?
You can change your address details by phoning one of our friendly office staff on 08 9328 7477 who will take your change of details.
What discounts are available to TWU members?
There are a wide range of discounts available to members ranging from discounts on wholesale grocery shopping to discounts on home and car insurance. For full details of these discounts please see Member Benefits section on this site.
Do I get paid Long Service leave when I quit?
The TWU often receives calls from members wondering if they get paid long service leave (LSL) entitlements when they pull the pin. The answer is quite simple - sometimes you do and sometimes you don't. Most transport workers are entitled to 8.67 weeks LSL after 10 years continuous service with the company they work for.
If you quit before 7 years employment you don't get paid pro rata LSL. If you quit after 7 years employment you do get paid pro rata LSL.
For those that are doing the sums right now check out our table:
|Period of Employment||How many weeks you get paid|
|7 years||6.07 weeks|
|8 years||6.93 weeks|
|9 years||7.80 weeks|
|10 years||8.67 weeks|
|11 years||9.53 weeks|
|12 years||10.40 weeks|
|13 years||11.27 weeks|
|14 years||12.13 weeks|
|15 years||13 weeks|
Generally, all permanent workers who serve the required period of service qualify for long service leave. Casuals and part time workers can put their hand up as well, because the WA legislation does not exclude these workers from getting long service leave.
If you have any queries, please give us a call on 08 9328 7477.