RMT Ballots Cleaner Members Over Fingerprinting

From RMT General Secretary Bob Crow

I wrote to you last week concerning our dispute with ISS over their planned introduction of Fingerprinting technology to book on for duty. We see this technology as an invasion of your civil liberties and a threat to your jobs. It now appears that management are planning to impose this new Biometric fingerprinting process from early March 2014 so your union’s executive has considered this matter further and decided to call a ballot of all members for strike action. Preparations are under way to hold this ballot in the near future.

As a result of these new developments, we wrote to all ISS (London Underground) members last week reminding you of our previous instruction not to use the Biometric fingerprinting system to book on for duty, and instead keep to the previous booking on process i.e. continue to use the sign in sheets at your depot or station and book in with ISS using the “Autophone”.

Ahead of this ballot, we have organised a meeting of members to discuss this dispute and you are all invited to attend to have your say on this important issue.



Thursday 6th March 2014 at 2.30pm

Thompsons Conference Suite

The TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS

In attendance, RMT Executive member and Assistant General Secretary

NB: Check in at TUC Reception where you will be directed to the 6th floor meeting room