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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Australian supermarket in race row after internet advert for cleaning staff says ‘…no Indians or Asians please’

A leading supermarket chain in Australia has come under fire for a job advert that advised 'no Indians or Asians' should apply.
Coles supermarket was slammed after the discriminatory advert seeking cleaners for a branch near the Tasmanian capital of Hobart was posted on the internet.
A spokesman for the supermarket said the advert had been issued by a subcontractor without the company's knowledge.

Racist: Coles supermarket has come under fire after an online job ad specified that 'no Indians or Asians' could apply
Racist: Coles supermarket has come under fire after an online job ad specified that 'no Indians or Asians' could apply

'Coles is a proud, equal-opportunity employer and at no time have we ever issued the directives contained in this ad,' spokesman Jim Cooper said.
He added the company had terminated the subcontractor's contract and vowed to educate its next cleaning contractor on the firm's equal opportunity employment policies.

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