- Tuesday 10 November 2020
When nature calls getting access to decent toilet and hand washing facilities shouldn’t be a lottery. But for thousands of Unite members working in all sectors of the economy from bus, lorry and delivery drivers to construction workers, spending a penny is a pressing problem.
UPDATE: The Covid-19 outbreak is no time to prevent drivers using toilet and hand washing facilities. Hand washing is one of the best ways to stop the spread of coronavirus. Stopping drivers from using welfare facilities is against the law. It's also not very sensible.
READ: Important new guidance from HSE, Health and Safety Executive. Businesses are reminded that it is a legal requirement to provide visiting delivery drivers with access to toilets and washing facilities.
Help us name and shame the UK’s worst workplace toilets and/or businesses denying you access
- You use them, now take minute to ‘rate your workplace your loo’ and name those businesses/companies denying you access–use the form below, or
- Share your story and send us a picture of your offending workplace loo at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Help spread the word: speak to your colleagues about the campaign, put up a poster in your workplace and share on your social pages.
Toilet dignity means:
- Employers must provide decent and adequate toilet and washing facilities – regularly cleaned, well maintained, fully stocked (loo roll/ soap/running water);
- Adequate access for mobile workers such as lorry and bus drivers;
- A change in the law to give workers the right to go to the toilet without loss of pay, being timed; being monitored, having to ask permission or a lack of access;
- The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to do more to enforce the law on the health and welfare provisions and ensure that employers are providing welfare facilities.
You can remain anonymous but your stories will be used to highlight the serious health risks and humiliation that go with a lack of toilet dignity. It will also help us put pressure on employers and the government to clean up its act.