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RETAIL union Usdaw called for all delivery drivers to be provided with safe and easy access to toilets and other welfare facilities on World Toilet Day today.
The union warned that workers have faced a lack of appropriate facilities for many years, both at the roadside and when making deliveries, with the Covid-19 pandemic significantly exacerbating the problem.
Usdaw stressed that locations accepting deliveries have a legal obligation to provide for drivers and Tory ministers must also develop clear instructions and best-practice guidance for all delivery sites.
The union’s national officer Mark Todd said: “It is a disgrace that many drivers report being denied access to the most basic facilities, such as toilets, whilst carrying out their essential roles.
“Drivers deserve to be treated with dignity at work and must be able to access clean toilet facilities.
“Poor facilities are making the industry less attractive and causing issues with recruitment and retention at a time when there is a national shortage of drivers.”
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