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Mention the phrase 'subbie-bashing' in any group of contractors, and hands are raised in horror. Oh yes, they say, we recognise that it does go on, but not, of course, in our company. We are a reputable firm and have always treated our subcontractors fairly.Now the point about the present round of reported subbie-bashing is that it is often the reputable firms which stand accused. And often the 'bashing methodology' appears simply to be an extension of normal and fair business practices ...

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