Chorus commissions independent review of sub-contractor employment practices

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by Anna Napoli

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Chorus (ASX:CNU) has today announced it has commissioned a fully independent review relating to the employment practices of small business sub-contractors working on the Ultra-fast broadband network.

It comes after the Labour Inspectorate yesterday indicated early findings of systematic breaches of employment standards amongst small businesses working on behalf of primary contractors to Chorus.

Chorus says it contracts most of its build and provisioning work to primary contractors such as VisionStream and Downer.

In turn these contractors often sub-contract that work to smaller businesses.

The telecommunications company says its disappointed in the findings and that it is potentially an extremely serious issue and widespread breaches are absolutely unacceptable.

Shares in Chorus (ASX:CNU) closed closed flat at $4.44 yesterday.

Anna Napoli

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Anna joined FNN February 2018 and also works with Channel 7 as a freelance producer. Anna has also worked as a lawyer and lecturer. She has also presented news updates for interstate news with Southern Cross Austereo.