A union representative claims they were barred from inspecting a McDonald’s after workers complained about seeing rats at the restaurant for six weeks.
Employees at the Hindley Street McDonald’s, in Adelaide, reported ‘almost daily’ rat sightings to their union who sent a representative on December 8 to investigate.
A new report published by SafeWork SA alleges that the rep was left waiting outside for ‘an hour or two’ after arriving at 12:15pm and eventually left.
Workers at the diner have claimed that faulty wiring, falling ceiling tiles and the ‘rat infestation’ had created an unsafe work environment.
A McDonalds spokesperson said that it is now in direct contact with the franchisee of the Hindley Street store regarding allegations made in the report.
The Maccas on Hindley Street in Adelaide’s CBD has been infested with rats for weeks, according to employees who have blown the whistle to the SDA (pictured rat in storage room)
The workers allege that rats are seen ‘almost daily’ and that they have been caught ‘nibbling’ on the burger buns (pictured)
One worker who wished to remain anonymous told The Advertiser that rat sightings and safety issues had become a normal part of the workplace.
‘It has become…