Airline workers express concerns over new biometric time and attendance system

Biometric Time and Attendance clocking systems

Baggage handlers at one of Canada’s largest airlines have raised serious privacy-related concerns after the company introduced a new biometric time and attendance system as a means to boost security and replace obsolete equipment, a news report has been able to reveal.

The union representing the employees filed a grievance and numerous privacy complaints over the new system. Some employees have said that their supervisors told them that if they did not comply with the fingerprint scanning, their employment would be terminated.

Additionally, employee complaints that argued that the system invaded their privacy were continuously ignored.

The laws state that the employer must demonstrate a need for collecting their employee’s biometric data, it does not use the data for any other purpose, it protects the data, notifies employees in advance that it is collecting the data, and provides employees with access to their data.

Biometric time and attendance system can ensure irrefutable proof of attendance

Tensor has an extensive level of experience in the field of biometric time and attendance and access control systems, so it can help you install the most secure and reliable biometrics equipment, while in the same time keeping within your set budget for this task.

We offer a range of biometric designed specifically for those who want peace-of-mind, certainty and the assurance that only the right people can gain access to your sensitive or dangerous areas.

These biometric access solutions come packed in a very elegant and stylish case, while in the same time being extremely easy to use. Plus, they’re very easy to interconnect with our proximity card access scanners, allowing users to mix fingerprint reading and non-fingerprint reading scanners on the same security network.

If you’d like to find out more about the Biometrics access control solutions supplied by Tensor, just contact our dedicated product team or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you might have.

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