Subcontractors may sue over NBN asbestos shutdown

THE troubled rollout of the National Broadband Network is threatening to erupt into legal action as subcontractors facing financial ruin consider suing Telstra over the asbestos shutdown.

The Australian can reveal subcontractors in Western Australia and their branch of the Communication Workers Union will meet law firm Slater & Gordon after they went without pay for about 12 weeks because of work stoppages caused by reports of asbestos mishandling at NBN sites around the country.


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Posted Tuesday 13th August 2013
The Australian