6 Dec 2017

Workers exploited in broadband roll-out - union

From Morning Report, 8:56 am on 6 December 2017

The E Tu union wants a government inquiry into claims of worker exploitation during the ultra fast broadband roll out. The $1.7 billion programme to provide better, faster internet to homes around New Zealand was initiated by the previous government. Stories are emerging of workers hired by firms sub-contracted to Chorus partners, being under-paid and performing tasks they're not trained for. The government says Crown Infrastructure Partners - which has contracted Chorus to build part of the Ultra-fast Broadband Network across New Zealand - will support an investigation into recent allegations around the mis-use of voluntary labour.