Metro workers claim they were forced to fish rotten tomatoes from the trash and pick food off the floor
Former Subway employees spoke out against the food chain and claimed that they had to take rotten tomatoes from the trash and get food off the floor to serve customers.
The former employees, only identified as Kate and Dylan by An ongoing caseclaim to have seen disgusting practices in the store.
They also claim that they had underpaid $ 37,000.
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Former Subway employees Katie * (left) and Dylan * (right) spoke out against the food chain and claimed that they had to serve rotten food and had thousands of dollars too little
Although wage theft was a concern for Dylan, he said he also wanted to break his silence because he felt that Subway & # 39; s food quality had declined.
& # 39; We should never throw anything away … if it was outdated, well, just stay, keep using it, & # 39; Dylan said to the program.
Kate claimed that food that was not suitable to be served was used in the store.
& # 39; I have seen food picked up from the floor and put back in the sandwich bar. I shouted because I threw a box of rotten tomatoes in the trash and pulled them all out, & she said.
Among them, the couple claim they were also underpaid for a total of $ 37,000, Dylan for $ 24,000, and Katie for $ 13,000.
Katie said it was only after she was promoted to store manager when she realized that Subway is not doing well.
She said she approached the store's franchisee, but said her complaints were not heard.
Subway representatives would also regularly come into the store and they would have the same complaints, but she claims they were ignored at the time.
She said that it was reportedly ignored that she & # 39; completely ignored & # 39; felt.
In 2017 she took the matter to Fair Work Australia, where the franchisee finally agreed to pay part of the unpaid wage.
However, both still claim that they have not received a single cent of their unpaid wages.
& # 39; I think people will be genuinely ashamed to hear what I have to say. Working for Subway was probably the worst experience of my entire life, & Katie said.
A subway spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia that the food standards of the chain exceed industry standards & # 39 ;.
"Subway has a relentless commitment to provide every guest with high-quality, fresh food and every franchise owner with the support and tools needed to be successful," said the spokeswoman.
A Subway spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia that the food standards of the chain exceed industry standards & # 39; (stock image)
& # 39; Subway food safety requirements exceed industry standards and restaurants are regularly checked for food safety.
& # 39; Like the Ombudsman for Fair Work, we deal with these allegations of underpayment of wages. All franchise holders are expected to abide by labor laws and failure to do so will lead to enforcement measures and possible termination. & # 39;
She said there was a & # 39; detailed & # 39; and & # 39; independent & # 39; audit was started at the relevant store and franchisee.
& # 39; Although these allegations are serious, they do not represent the actions of our 1,000 hard-working franchise owners, who are proud of the service they offer their communities, & # 39; she said.
It comes after a & # 39; terrified & # 39; franchisee has revealed that the fast food giant is charging operators up to 700 percent markings on products.
The American sandwich chain has closed 133 stores or 9.2 percent of its Australian stores in the last four years as part of a worldwide contraction.
A franchisee, who previously spoke anonymously with the program, said the fast food giant & # 39; has made life a hell & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We want to escape, but they make it impossible for us to sell, & # 39; he said.
The franchisee said he and other retailers & # 39; terrified & # 39; and added that he & # 39; threatened & # 39; feels that Subway could attack him.
Throughout Australia, the number of Subway restaurants has plunged from 1,444 in 2015 to 1,311 this year, according to an analysis by the Technomic research group.
Last year alone it closed 1,100 restaurants in the United States.
The sandwich giant has closed more than 90 stores throughout Australia in the last four years due to failing profits and is struggling to perform with millennial food trends (stock image)
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