RMT Tells Cleaner Members Not To Use Fingerprint Book On

We note that despite this union’s objections - the infringement of our members’ civil liberties and the threat to jobs - ISS (LU CONTRACT) are pressing ahead with the use of this technology. We further note that they intend to impose this technology on March 2nd and have been insisting our members sign documentation in advance of this imposition threatening our members that they must use this technology or they will not be paid. We instruct the General Secretary to seek legal advice on this matter as soon as possible.

We also agree to remind our members, by personal letter of our previous decision “to use the established method to book on for duty and NOT use any biometric machines (ie continue to use the sign in sheets at your depot or station and book in with ISS using the “Autophone”).

Further, we agree to hold a ballot of our members for strike action, aiming to serve notice to the company by Thursday 27th of February. We also instruct the General Secretary to call a meeting of all members concerned to take place within 2 weeks.

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