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Workers at a famous Los Angeles restaurant couldn’t stand the stench that made them sick, and they had to go on strike.
Unpleasant odors from a plumbing problem caused many of them to fall ill, according to the website eat this. The smell inside the famous restaurant was so foul that staff reported feeling sick, stomachaches and headaches.
Worker Yasmina Alfaro said one of the tubes had given off an unpleasant smell over the past year, but recently, the smell had worsened.
The unsanitary conditions forced the workers to go on strike, and Alvaro explained to the Guardian newspaper that the stench spread throughout the kitchen and pantry, and we noticed that there was water leaking with disgusting debris.
Alvaro added that employees are expected to work at this location despite their physical illness from the smell.
And she added that she needs to take time off from work because she feels sick, and does not receive any wages for the days in which she did not work, although her illness is due to working conditions, noting that we should not have to risk our health to earn a living.
In California, fast-food workers called on lawmakers to support the proposed Fast-Recovery Act, which would give workers a say on safety, pay and other issues in the restaurant sector by creating a board.
While a spokesperson for the popular restaurant told the Guardian, the restaurant had recently carried out a health check and was found to be in good shape.
The spokesperson added, they have already taken a step in fixing the plumbing problem that recently appeared in the restaurant and they expect it to be resolved soon.
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