Time and Attendance Systems can Assist Organizations When Manning Levels Are Low due to Strike Action

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Time and Attendance systems can prove to be highly valuable tools when dealing with low manning levels caused by strike actions, such as the ones that are likely to affect the Royal Mail and even the BBC, according to a recent report.

Unite, the UK’s biggest trade union, said almost 4,900 of its members who work for Royal Mail could walk out over a new pay offer of 1.3 per cent, which members feel is insufficient. Around 5 per cent of Unite members at the postal giant have rejected the pay rise.

Furthermore, BBC journalists are also threatening industrial action over cuts to their daily evening meal allowance, which has been reduced from £16 to £10 and is claimable when staff work a late shift. BBC bosses claimed the change will save the organisation £300,000 a year, as part of efforts to cut its annual costs by £800 million.

The BBC also intends to ban employees from taking first-class trains, and has informed them they should avoid using taxis in central London and opt for public transport wherever possible. The NUJ, together with unions BECTU and Unite, has suggested that the BBC could instead achieve the savings by slashing car perks for senior executives, which they said cost the broadcaster £344,000 last year.

Tensor Time and Attendance System helps managers mitigate the effects of strike action

Determining exactly which employees went on strike and just how much of their pay is due to be retained is not always an easy task for HR departments, but Tensor’s WinTA Enterprise.NET can actually make everything a lot smoother.

First and foremost, our comprehensive, affordable Time and Attendance solution allows HR managers to generate a range of useful reports, such as Absence Summary or Job Summary, that will provide precise information on the people who actually participated to the strike and didn’t attend their usual work schedule.

WinTA Enterprise.NET also reliably tracks the exact hours worked by a particular employee over a year, not to mention the fact that the system can be very easily integrated with the Tensor Access Control solutions.

If you want to find out more about the Tensor WinTA Enterprise.NET, our dedicated product team is ready to answer any questions you might have.

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