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Poultry Workers in Diapers as Bathroom Breaks Denied

Workers in plants run by the largest U.S. poultry producers are regularly being denied bathroom breaks and as a result some are reduced to wearing diapers while working on the processing line, Oxfam America said in a report Wednesday.

“It’s not just their dignity that suffers: they are in danger of serious health problems,” said Oxfam America, the U.S. arm of the U.K.-based global development group. The group works for a “just world without poverty” and focuses on topics ranging from refugees in Greece to malnutrition.

The report cited unnamed workers from Tyson Foods Inc., Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., Perdue Farms Inc. and Sanderson Farms Inc. who said that supervisors mock them, ignore requests and threaten punishment or firing.

When they can go, they wait in long lines even though they are given limited time, sometimes 10 minutes, according to the report.

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  • deannawalker@bell.net Added What the hell.....why don't they complain to the labour board. I suspect they hire illegals only who the hell would put up with working conditions like that.....or they speak minimal English and have a problem getting hired......so sad try that in Canada and they close you the hell down

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