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USE OF FINGERPRINTING TO BOOK ON – ISS (LU CONTRACT) BR1/27/2)
Branches will be aware that ISS imposed a Biometric booking on system back in July without our agreement despite the clear and overwhelming objection of their own staff.We have been in dispute ISS for over a year because we firmly believe this system is a breach of your civil liberties. It is not acceptable for an employer to force staff to give their Biometric “fingerprint” data to allow them to work their shift.
As far as we are concerned, the system should be scrapped immediately and they should return to the agreed booking on system of signing in at the station and using the Autophone to notify ISS. In many cases, the Machines have been installed in rat-infested cupboards used to store the stinking waste collected from the London Underground network. This is not only degrading but also a major Health and Safety concern which has been raised with ISS and has been raised with London Underground at the highest level.
Since ISS imposed the machines in July, several of members and representatives have stood firm and refused to use the new system. Despite offering to use the established method of signing in, the company has refused to let them to work their duties and has locked them out. It is no coincidence that many of those that have been locked out are RMT reps. They have refused to be bullied by ISS and have suffered significant financial hardship because they have stood up for their principles.
Yesterday we told ISS that we are balloting all members on the LU contract for strike action and industrial action short of a strike with voting papers being sent to members’ home addresses from Wednesday 3rd September 2014. I urge our ISS members to vote strongly in favour of action to send a clear message to ISS that you wont tolerate the invasion of civil liberties and the locking out of their colleagues and reps.