Sky News this morning is reporting staff at a number of McDonald’s restaurants are refusing and/or unable to go to work due to safety concerns arising from Covid safety rules not being followed.
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Most of the people Sky News spoke with chose to remain anonymous to protect their jobs, but not all, some have been named. The reports worryingly say managers are knowingly flouting rules and continuing to do so. One anonymous source said: “I think they are very aware, they know no one is doing it.
“It gets very busy – we can’t just walk away from our stations without being covered and if you can’t walk away without being covered you can’t go away and wash your hands. You can’t go off to a sink – it’s just making the environment to be extremely unsafe.
“There is just a lack of care, a lack of people giving thought to the rules and ignoring them frequently.
“There is nothing you can do at all, I don’t think there is actually anyway to affect change – there’s maybe one or two shifts where things do change but then you fall back into that pattern of the rules being ignored.
“I worry about my family getting Covid and you know it creates a lot of anxiety, it makes our lives very stressful – more stressful than they need to be. We are already in a very stressful time and I think it burns people out… it burns people out emotionally.”
The full story with details of many people reporting similar issues can be seen here on Sky News.
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