Tracking Devices

Fujitsu wanted to pilot fitting tracking devices to cars for mobile engineers, to “improve the efficiency of call allocation” by allowing controllers to see where the vehicles were, speed, direction etc.
While this is a legitimate aim, the plans raised huge concerns amongst the engineers. Firstly, the company didn’t give a clear statement that the data collected wouldn’t be used for other purposes (e.g. disciplinary). Secondly, there were major privacy concerns because the devices continued collecting data while the vehicle was being used for private journeys by the employee or their family.
The engineers “volunteered” for the pilot exercise objected strongly. UNITE members on the company’s UK Consultative Forum (UKCF) raised these concerns with the company.
We are told that the plan is now “under review”.

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Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK are fighting over job security, for union recognition, against victimisation of reps, and over pay and pensions. Members nationally took industrial from 28 February including 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike, after 12 days of local strikes in Manchester.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED but members have voted by 92% to reject a company offer.

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