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Transport workers demand decent toilets for all

[ November 19, 2019   //   ]

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) launched a Transport Workers’ Sanitation Charter on 19 November to mark World Toilet Day. The charter provides guidance on what action should be taken by employers and governments to ensure access to toilets for transport workers. World Toilet Day is an opportunity to take action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and provide sanitation for all by 2030. It is estimated that over 673 million people worldwide are forced to practice open defecation. Access to toilets is particularly challenging for transport workers who are on the move, putting lives at risk. This is a particular issue for women transport workers, but improved toilet provision is a benefit for all.