Issue date
13 Nov 2018
Commenting on the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

“We know workers are already concerned that some employers are using tech to control and micromanage, whittling away their staff’s right to privacy.  

“Microchipping would give bosses even more power and control over their workers. There are obvious risks involved, and employers must not brush them aside, or pressure staff into being chipped. 

“Employers should always discuss and agree workplace monitoring policies with their workforces. Unions can negotiate agreements that safeguard workers’ privacy, while still making sure the job gets done. 

“But the law needs to change too, so that workers are better protected against excessive and intrusive surveillance.”