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Eurostar cleaners up in arms over fingerprints

PUBLISHED: 18:41 15 April 2009 | UPDATED: 14:17 05 October 2010

CLEANING staff working for Eurostar are being balloted for strike action—over their fingerprints. Members of the RMT rail union at London’s St Pancras International terminus are furious about plans to bring in draconian’ measures when reporting for duty where fingerprint machines are to replace traditional clocking-on systems

CLEANING staff working for Eurostar are being balloted for strike action—over their fingerprints.

Members of the RMT rail union at London’s St Pancras International terminus are furious about plans to bring in draconian’ measures when reporting for duty where fingerprint machines are to replace traditional clocking-on systems.

The cleaners, working for a contract company, are up in arms over the Big Brother’ issue.

Union officials say the electronic measures treat employees like criminals’ and put vital personal data at risk.

The ballot for industrial action begins next Tuesday (April 21).


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