Like dogs: The company initially wants employee collars for corona distance protection in France!
The Beatles’ line of the song “And I’ve been working like a dog” takes on a whole new meaning: A Swedish company wants to equip its French employees with a band that triggers an alarm if they are too close to another employee.
For the time being, however, only the Confédération française démocratique du travail (CFDT) trade union, which wants to take action against the planned measure, is alarmed.
Essity is a publicly-traded manufacturer of tissue paper. The group’s headquarters are in Stockholm.
In Germany, Essity Germany has plants in Mannheim, Mainz-Kostheim, Neuss, Witzenhausen, and Ismaning, which is also the company’s German headquarters.
The AFP news agency reported on January 13th about the company’s plans for its approximately 2,500 French employees.
The CFDT union, however, is outraged.
The collar is comparable to the straps that “are supposed to keep dogs from barking,” the union said in a statement.
Specifically, the company’s management had suggested using tapes that would trigger an alarm if they were too close to another employee.
This band can be worn either around the neck or around the waist, as the French daily “Le Monde” reported.
According to the CFDT, the collars would emit a sound of 85 decibels as soon as the social distance is no longer maintained.
“It’s about disciplining the employees and calling them to order,” denounced CFDT union delegate Christine Duguet, who also emphasized that there was no contamination between the employees at Essity.
The union also speaks of an “attack on individual freedoms” that employees would not accept.
“[These tapes] will end up in the trash cans or in the lockers, that’s nonsense,” warned Duguet.
The management defended the project. One wants to “strengthen the security of the employees”(!!!)
“This device does not contain a geolocation system and is not associated with any personal information,” said Essity.
It is also inactive in the sanitary facilities, in the company restaurant, or in the hospital ward. It could help to react faster.
The plan is to introduce the utensil at several of the Group’s European locations.
A social and economic committee (CSE) will meet next week, where the management has to specify their project, explained CFDT.
And I mean…Hopefully, our Minister of Health Spahn won’t read RT-online, that’s my only comment on it.
But I would like to add another comment, which I find very good, on this subject:
I am not surprised. The overwhelming majority of the people keep their mouths shut and keep a mask in front of the mask. Two are better than one.
It can be locked up at will.
Nobody takes the few resistance people seriously anyway.
And the men and women continue to test the expansion of their measures.
As Jean-Claude Junker once said a few years ago publicly in the press: “We are putting the people to the test with our measures. We see how far we can go to make appropriate adjustments next time.”
Oops. Who cares, freedom, peace, joy, etc.
These are all myths from the distant past, if at all.
Humans have always been predestined for slavery. To this day, history is teeming with slavery. Freedom is something for wimps, they just talk and just can’t adapt.
Peace, order, and conformity with the state, these are the primary duties of the citizen.
Dears, it’s very simple. 😉
My best regards to all, Venus