Spending cuts are leaving people desperate, says UNISON

Fewer loos means a public inconvenience

Commenting on the Royal Society for Public Health report into the impact of reduced access to public toilets, UNISON head of local government Jon Richards said:

“Billions of pounds slashed from council budgets mean people struggle to spend a penny even when they’re desperate.

“It’s also a real inconvenience for those who work outside, such as care assistants, district nurses, refuse collectors and others who don’t have offices.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.

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