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Barclays as Big Brother, storms batter insurance companies, Redcar steels itself for renewal

The TUC says Barclays’ surveillance of its employees is ‘dystopian’ after it was revealed the bank uses software to monitor how long employees spend at their desks and issues warnings if they are away for too long. Bosses have been running a test of the system in the London office of the investment banking arm, and anyone spending too long in the loo or at meetings can come in for black marks of “unaccounted activity” against their performance.

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