No matter where you work or what nationality you are, you deserve to be treated with dignity and respect but this is something we see very little of within ASOS says GMB.
GMB commented today (Thursday 19th May) on news that ASOS employees working at the company’s warehouse in Barnsley will be subject to additional security measures across the site.
Employees already operate under a high security standard with CCTV cameras covering the distribution site and on-site security officers. Staff are also searched when entering and leaving the building, before visiting the toilets and randomly whilst carrying out their shifts. ASOS has now told staff that CCTV cameras will be installed above each workstation.
GMB has raised its concerns with ASOS but has not received a formal response. The campaign is a direct challenge against ASOS and not Securitas or the security officers on site.
Deanne Ferguson, GMB Regional Organiser, said: “We first heard about these proposals when contacted by a GMB member within ASOS. They have genuine fears about data protection and feel they are giving up their privacy rights when setting foot onto the ASOS site.
ASOS has not even consulted with its own workers’ forum and offered very little explanation as to why the increase of CCTV is necessary. It appears to be another case of ASOS doing what they want when they want regardless of the impact on their employees.
No matter where you work or what nationality you are, you deserve to be treated with dignity and respect but this is something we see very little of within ASOS.”