Even in this day and age, many transport workers do not have access to a proper toilet at work. The global sanitation crisis affects nearly half of the world's population and transport workers are some of the most affected, especially women.
Like Mabu, a South African train driver, who was told by her employer that she should carry an empty plastic container because there are no toilets on the train she works on. Mabu is facing the prospect of long term health complications as well as psychosocial and emotional risks because of the lack of access to safe toilets.
We are asking you to take action and demand change. The union movement can lead the charge for safe access to decent toilets, from being involved in infrastructure planning to ensuring that workers have regular contracted breaks.
Safe access to a decent toilet is something a lot of us take for granted but the reality is very different for many transport workers. Together, our voices can make governments, employers and labour organisations listen.
✍️ Take action to demand CLEAN, SAFE, ACCESSIBLE TOILETS FOR ALL TRANSPORT WORKERS.