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Sunday, January 1st, 2023, 9:44 am

Staff Without Rights, Staff Without a Voice

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Erosion of Worker Rights in IT
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Summary: Workers’ rights are under attack; in the case of IT, more so with people who work from home, rights are under unprecedented attacks which laws have not caught up with

IN the latest meme and latest article we talked about abuse against workers or twisting of the law to basically employ people overnight for salaries far below industry standards (and basically the same as daytime salaries). There’s also the issue of ‘double shifts’ and overtime, but how about privacy?

For instance, is an employer permitted to intrude communications of staff outside work? Where is work? Home? What about spyware? Is that allowed? There are also moral aspects, especially when a company names itself “Open Source” and fails to deliver this promise.

It seems likely that the Techrights of 2023 may shift somewhat to issues of rights in the workspace, based on my personal experiences that I can finally speak openly about (even name the employer, just not clients or colleagues as it would be unfair to them).

Tomorrow we’ll cover more of the free speech aspects and “privacy” aspects.

Anyway, happy new year from Techrights!

Techrights 2023

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