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Fingerprint Clocking In Machines Go Down The Tube.

Fingerprint clocking in machines have been  introduced onto the London Underground, in an attempt to stop the cleaners cleaning up on pay day. Their employers seem to be suspicious that the  hours claimed may not be 100% legitimate.

By Jasper Hamill, 16th September 2013

london-underground-logoCleaners working on the London Underground will resort to industrial action this week in protest against the introduction of a controversial biometric clocking system.

Starting at just after midnight on Thursday morning, “up to 300 cleaners” will join in the action by refusing to scan their fingerprints every time they clock on for work, said the union. Their decision will set the workers on a collision course with ISS, the Danish firm which employs them.

 According to the RMT union, 98 per cent of the 103 staffers who responded to the ballot voted in favour of the plans, which stopped short of calling for a full-on strike.

Bob Crow, RMT general secretary, said: “Our tube cleaning members have been urged to stand firm and follow the call by the union to take industrial action short of a strike by refusing to use any biometric/fingerprint technology to book on for duty. We believe this technology infringes on staff civil liberties and the overwhelming vote in favour of action shows our members’ strength of feeling on this issue.

“Strong union organisation in the workplace is the key to preventing this unacceptable method of booking on and RMT will continue to build our ‘Thumbs Down to Fingerprinting’ campaign.”

The union is vague on exactly why biometric fingerprinting is a bad idea. When The Register contacted the RMT, a spokesperson told us staff felt “brutalised” by the system, which made them feel like “slabs of meat”.

The union said it represented between 200 and 300 cleaners, and said that ISS had “bulldozed” the biometric system into use, against the wishes of its staff.

RMT also suggested the fingerprint-based sign-in system infringed the cleaners’ “dignity”. The previous clocking-on method involved an automated phone line and a sheet of paper.

Originally from : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/16/tube_workers_to_launch_protest

By the BBC 17th September 2013 – On Thursday, hundreds of workers plan to refuse to cooperate with the clocking-in system after 98% of those who voted in a ballot opted for the action, said the RMT union.

The technology infringed their rights, the union added. The cleaners – who are employed by Danish firm ISS UK – will continue to sign in manually and by phone. “We believe this technology infringes on staff civil liberties and the overwhelming vote in favour of action shows our members’ strength of feeling on this issue,” said Bob Crow, RMT’s general secretary. But Adam Wurf, communications director for ISS UK told the BBC: “With this technology we will be able to guarantee that the member of staff is who they say they are.

“We don’t think this is draconian or an infringement of civil liberties; it’s about making sure we have the right people – verified and trained – in the right place at the right time.”

Originally from : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24117006

timegenius ltdSummary:  Journalist Stephen Chittenden from BBC Radio Five Live called us and asked for our comment on the refusal by London Underground cleaning staff to use the biometric fingerprint clocking in system which was introduced by their Danish employer, who simply wanted to ensure they were not overpaying people for the hours claimed each payday.

We explained to Stephen that it was just another example of Unionised interference and over reaction to a harmless use of biometric technology to ensure “fair play” to both sides, the employee and the employer.

The Union is justifying its own existence by stirring up trouble on a topic that is almost guaranteed to get a an overexcited overreaction when presented as an infringement of your human rights.  The Union knows the introduction of a fingerprint clocking on system makes sense, they just want to feel needed by their members and are blatantly playing the “your rights are being infringed card, were here to protect you against this sort of thing”.  The Union should be ashamed of themselves.

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To help, the company turned to Lathem’s PayClock Online mobile application that allows workers to clock in and out on smart phones or tablets, with a GPS tracking feature that records exactly where employees are when they clock in and out.

“With PayClock Online’s GPS function, we know exactly when and where our employees are clocking in,” said Heidi Hintz, operations manager at Crime Prevention Agency ATL. “It makes us more available to focus on other areas of the business.”

In addition to eliminating the need to be at every work site checking up on their employees, managers can prepare payroll hours anytime, anywhere. PayClock Online saves time and money, too. “We don’t have to check in on our employees all the time anymore,” Hintz said. “PayClock Online does it for me. And it used to take me days to do payroll; now it takes only an hour.”

Crime Prevention Agency ATL is just one of the thousands of small businesses using Lathem’s PayClock Online mobile application.

“PayClock Online’s mobile application is the next evolution in time management,” said Lance Whipple, Lathem vice president, Sales and Marketing. “The market demands technology that meets the needs of today’s flexible and remote workforce. This solution simplifies time and attendance and saves businesses time and money.”

PayClock Online’s mobile features include:

Payroll processing at the manager’s convenience. With web-enabled devices, such as a computer, smartphone or tablet, companies can manage employee time and attendance from multiple locations, set up schedules, run reports and export timesheets to payroll software at their convenience.

Mapping and recording where and when employees are ‘on-the-clock’. Businesses can set up the option so that remote employees can clock in or out only if the employee’s smartphone has GPS location recording enabled.

Employees are empowered, by allowing them to check their time records and select reports to view anytime, without the need to contact HR personnel.

Managers can view their employee time cards, make edits, send messages and view totals, all on a smartphone, iPad or tablet.

Originally from : http://news.thomasnet.com/companystory/Small-Businesses-Better-Able-to-Manage-Remote-Field-Based-Employees-with-PayClock-Online-from-Lathem-20009912

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