11 Mar 2019

Internet cable installers ripped off by contracts - lawyer

From Morning Report, 6:13 am on 11 March 2019

The lawyer for linespeople gearing up for a class action says some workers are putting in 60 hour weeks and earning just $100. People contracting for Visionstream - a Chorus subcontractor - say they're made to work for free, and are preparing to take their plight to court. An associate with Shine Lawyers, Tim Gunn, is taking the case and is seeking linespeople to join the action. He tells our reporter Alex Ashton Visionstream pays set prices for each job - but they're so low, workers can't make ends meet.