Surveillance of Workers
Heightened surveillance is a real concern for warehouse workers. Employers are able to utilize a raft of new technologies to track employee’s movements and monitor performance.
Unifor has negotiated collective agreements that require companies to inform the union of the location of all surveillance cameras in the workplace and include conditions that restrict who can view the footage and how they use it, with companies needing union permission to utilize it in investigations.
The union has also successfully negotiated the removal of RFID scanners used to track the movement of workers throughout the warehouse, including washroom access.