Retail Employee Rostered on for 3.5 Hours without Ability to Access Toilet
Last edited 29/06/2019 - 10:12 by 1 other user
I've been working for my current employer for over 2 years (retail liquor industry). In the last 6 months I have gotten a new manager and recently he had cut back shifts. Next week on one day I'm rostered to work for three and half hours until the next employee rocks up.
My store has no toilet installed (have to leave the store for 3-5 minutes to access as bathroom) and due to the design of the store I am basically unable to close the store up to access the bathroom. This effectively restricts me from accessing the bathroom for the first 3.5 hrs of my shift until the next guy rocks up (total shift length is 6 hours). The EBA states "an employee can take a toilet break regardless of their entitlement to a rest break".
Curious as to everyone opinions about this and any ideas of what I can do other than contacting the union (assuming that you agree with me that it's unfair by my employer).