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Sep
2015
Wednesday 16th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

WORKERS at a South Yorkshire distribution depot are so tightly regulated that they have no time to go to the toilet, union GMB said yesterday.

Workers at the giant online retailer Asos depot in Barnsley face a 15-minute walk to the nearest toilet, and because of the work rates demanded of them they are left with no choice but to use the water stations to urinate in.

The union is stepping up a campaign to tackle poor working conditions at the depot, which supplies goods to more than 200 countries.

GMB organiser Deanne Ferguson said: “Some Asos workers are suffering sickening indignity which must stop.

“Asos must explain to its employees why they are treating them with such contempt and denying them basic common decency. I now question the company’s ethos and morals after such shocking reports from GMB members.

“Profit should not come at the price of workers’ right to take a toilet break.”

 




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