‘No Indians or Asians’ job ad triggers outrage

Melbourne: A contractor of Australian Coles supermarket chain has come under fire for publishing a job advertisement. The ad barred Indians or Asians from applying for the job.

According to media reports, the advertisement on the Gumtree website was seeking cleaners for a supermarket at Eastlands Shopping Centre in Hobart.

The online ad read, “Store requires no Indians or Asians please. Must speak English (sic).” The ad triggered outrage on social media sites and people called for a boycott of the store.

According to a Coles spokesman, the ad was posted by a contract company that was responsible for cleaning its Rosny store.

Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Robin Banks has said that she wanted to track down the cleaning contractor to pursue possible legal action.