Cleaners who scrub Eurostar trains at St Pancras are considering industrial action over plans by Carlisle Cleaning Services to introduce a fingerprint-checking machine for clocking in and out. The RMT claim that staff data may be put at risk, and Bob Crow, ever ready to lend a hand to a worthy cause, put his considerable heft behind the workers and blasted "surveillance society" Britain. A ballot will be held from April 21st, and a strike could be organised for next month. Given that they're working on the Eurostar, you think the staff could learn from their Gallic neighbours a thing or two about striking - feck the ballot, just blockade the Channel Tunnel and you're bound to get the message across.
Last Updated 16 April 2009