Ontario Improving Washroom Rights for Truck Drivers and Delivery Workers

The Ontario government intends to introduce legislation, that if passed, would allow delivery workers access to company washrooms at businesses they are delivering to. Consultations conducted by the Ontario Workforce Recovery Advisory determined that couriers, truck drivers and people who deliver food (including online delivery options like Skip the Dishes) are often denied use of washrooms at businesses they serve.

Details were shared on October 20th by Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, who was joined by Deepak Anand, Parliamentary Assistant to Minister McNaughton, and Christine Hogarth, MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore.

Stephen Laskowski, President and CEO of the Ontario Trucking Association, says: “The Ontario Trucking Association is extremely thankful to Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development for recognizing our drivers as the true heroes they are and encouraging everyone in the supply chain to do their part in treating drivers with respect. The Minister saw a problem and implemented a solution that will no doubt serve as a model for other jurisdictions across North America.”

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