Use of finger printing to book on - ISS (LUL Contract)

Use of finger printing to book on - ISS (LUL Contract)

5 March 2014

TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT ISS LONDON UNDERGROUND

Our Ref: LUL/14/2

5th March 2014

TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT ISS LONDON UNDERGROUND

Dear Colleagues,

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

Further to my last letter, it has been brought to my attention that ISS has displayed posters at some workplace locations, demonstrating how to use the new Biometric Fingerprinting Machines for booking on for duty. This situation is unacceptable to your union and I am writing to reassure members that you have our full support.

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. I would like to remind you that our industrial action remains in place.

For ease of reference 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.  In order to pursue this matter further, we will shortly be balloting you all for strike action with papers sent out over the coming weeks.

Additionally, I have arranged a mass members’ meeting to discuss this issue. The details are as follows:-

ISS LONDON UNDERGROUND
BIOMETRIC / FINGERPRINTING TO BOOK ON FOR DUTY
Thursday 6th March 2014 at 2.30pm
Thompsons Conference Suite
The TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS 
In attendance, RMT Executive member and Assistant General Secretary

NB: Check in at TUC Reception where you will be directed to the 6th floor meeting room


Yours sincerely
 
Bob Crow
General Secretary

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