CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Health & Safety or Invasion of Privacy?

Tyler Hamilton writes in the Toronto Star of the use of locating chips for patients in long-term facilities, but the extension to the workers without consultation with their union is a major issue [read the article fully - they will be consulted belatedly].

The concern of this survellance and its expansion to other workplaces is the concern that must be addressed!
"Continuous, indiscriminate surveillance of employees . . . was based on a lack of trust and treats all individuals with suspicion when the underlying problems may rest with few individuals or with a management plan that may not be entirely sound," the decision stated, adding that such omnipresent observation created a "stifling" environment.

If you see this technology encroaching into your workplace be scared, be very scared.


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