Greater than 70% of long-distance transport drivers encounter closed bathrooms on the street

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Many individuals who work in long-distance transport lack entry to bathrooms. Closure because of the unfold of an infection has made circumstances much more troublesome.

This is applicable to bus drivers, truck drivers, warehouse staff, and different transport staff.

Amongst members of the Yrkestrafikkforbundet union, 20% answered that they wrestle to discover a place with a bathroom throughout working hours.


Amongst long-distance transport drivers, 71% expertise closed bathrooms alongside the street.

“This can be a recurring theme in lots of components of the transport business. We consistently obtain messages about bus drivers who need to take breaks at finish stops and not using a rest room, or who need to make do with transportable bathrooms with out rest room paper and ample cleansing,” union chief Jim Klungnes famous.

Lack of bathrooms

Along with closing the bathrooms on the stops alongside the roads reasonably than growing cleansing, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration additionally chooses to shut bathrooms in winter in giant components of the nation, the union believes.


Secretary-Normal Mads Johansson of the Nationwide Affiliation in opposition to Digestive Illnesses (LMF) says that the dearth of bathrooms is an issue for a lot of Norwegians.

As we speak, there are 40,000 individuals who wrestle with numerous intestinal illnesses.

One in 5 of those that are members of the affiliation stays at residence due to their bathrooms.


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