October 12, 2023 By Global News
A construction union representing more than 40,000 workers is calling on the B.C. government to ban porta-potties in favour of flush toilets on job sites with more than 25 employees.
The union has been pushing for flush toilets in the industry for two years, since the COVID-19 pandemic put greater health and sanitation issues in the spotlight.
But Brynn Bourke, executive director of the B.C. Building Trades Council, said there has been little uptake from the industry side, and argued that the pandemic showed that nothing will change without the province stepping in. Bourque said workers deserve a clean and dignified place to do their business, adding that proper facilities could help draw workers into an industry currently facing a labour shortage.
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