May 24, 2022
Treaty 1 and Dakota Territory, Homeland of the Red River Métis, Winnipeg MB – A new NDP bill, introduced by Mintu Sandhu, critic for MPI, would ensure truckers and delivery drivers have access to washrooms while on the job.
“All of us rely on the hardworking Manitobans who deliver goods and services throughout the province. Their work is essential and they deserve to be treated with respect,” said Sandhu. “But throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen these workers denied access to basic services. This needs to change – every worker has the right to access a washroom. The PCs need to pass my bill so we can give truckers and delivery drivers the respect and dignity they deserve.”
Bill 238 would amend the Workplace Safety and Health Act to establish a new rule that the owner of a workplace must provide access to a washroom, on request, to a delivery person attending the workplace. This bill would improve working conditions for truckers and delivery drivers.
“As our economy changes, we have a responsibility to update labour standards to ensure working Manitobans are treated fairly,” said NDP Leader Wab Kinew. “This bill is one step toward improving working conditions for the truckers and gig economy workers who keep our economy moving.”