USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT)

USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT)

23 April 2014

TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT ISS LONDON UNDERGROUND

Our Ref: LUL/14/2

23rd April 2014

TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT ISS LONDON UNDERGROUND

Dear Colleagues,

USE OF FINGER PRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LUL CONTRACT)

I write to remind you that we remain in dispute with ISS over the planned introduction of Biometric Fingerprinting Machines for booking on for duty. We are totally opposed to this technology which we believe is a breach of civil liberties and a threat to your jobs. Members on the LUL contract voted ‘Yes’ in a ballot for industrial action and were instructed by the union not to use the new technology until further notice and to use the established booking on method. This action is still in place.

It has been brought to my attention that members are being bullied by their supervisors and managers into signing a form agreeing to the new booking-on procedure. This situation is unacceptable to your union and I am writing to reassure members that you have our full support. We also wish to remind you all that you are still instructed to take the following industrial action.
 
•    To use the established method to book on for duty and NOT use any biometric machines. (i.e. continue to use the sign in sheets at your depot or station and book in with ISS using the “Autophone”)

I therefore urge you all to stand firm with your colleagues and refuse to use any biometric/fingerprint technology to book on for duty, keeping to the established method outlined above. We believe this technology infringes on your civil liberties and must be stopped.  


STAND FIRM AND SUPPORT THE ACTION
THUMBS DOWN TO FINGERPRINTING!

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
Acting General Secretary

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