Learn more about global actions which took place on World Toilet Day 2019 to mark the launch of the Charter.
Affiliates are encouraged to continue to build the sanitation campaign by taking action on World Toilet Day on 19 November every year. Many affiliates took action on World Toilet Day 2020 in spite of the global pandemic and the ITF held an online global sanitation forum. You can find more information about the forum here.
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The Belgian Union of Transport Workers (BTB) has been pleading for years for decent sanitary facilities for all transport workers, with specific attention for bus and truck drivers. In 2020, it launched an eye-catching stunt featuring workers and bus drivers on World Toilet Day to highlight the issue with the general public.Find out more
The IRU, the World Road Transport Organisation, has joined forces with the Global Shippers’ Alliance and the International Transport Workers’ Federation to improve working conditions for millions of drivers, including sanitation. To date, the IRU Charter has been co-signed by 401 organisations.Find out more
Danish union 3F has been making headlines as they fight against the abysmal treatment of bus drivers, who endure some of the worst sanitary conditions. In 2020, the union produced three powerful videos to showcase the issues drivers are facing at their rest stops.Find out more
After a long union campaign, with members raising the issue repeatedly through their joint health and safety committee, proper separate sanitary facilities for women dockers were installed at a dock site where women work on a regular basis.Find out more
Employers agreed to provide sanitary products for women workers free of charge in response to a union’s Period Dignity campaign.Find out more
in 1999, a union organised a 13-day strike in the bus sector in response to health and safety concerns relating to delays, long shifts without breaks and lack of toilets. 15,000 bus drivers participated in the strike, which won a pay rise and regular scheduled toilet breaks. The strike was part of an 11-year campaign by the union between 1992 and 2003. The union reported that the inclusion of the toilet breaks has resulted in numerous advantages including prevention of repetitive strain injuries, better rest facilities, improved standard of toilets and facilities in more places, and less stress. The situation, especially for women drivers, has improved since being guaranteed a toilet visit within a reasonable timeframe.Find out more