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Sky censorship - what they don't want their staff to read



 
 
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Old July 24th 03, 06:04 AM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky,england.org.trade-union
Iain Miller
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"anonimulo" wrote in message
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http://www.bectusky.org.uk/news/307022.html

Sky staff are claiming that their management have denied them access to a
new trade union website which seeks to offer them help and information.


Big Snip

Sky?s Computer Policy grants staff some licence to use the system for
personal use: ?A small amount of personal use is permissable as long as it
is not excessive and does not interfere with normal business activity? the
policy says.


Their bat, their ball, their computer systems & internet bandwidth - they
can decide what they want people to have access to on their systems during
working hours. The facility to use their systems for purposes other than
those directly related to work are a privelage not a right.

Tough **** basically.....!

I.


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Old July 24th 03, 07:49 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
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On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 07:04:58 +0100, "Iain Miller"
wrote:


Their bat, their ball, their computer systems & internet bandwidth - they
can decide what they want people to have access to on their systems during
working hours. The facility to use their systems for purposes other than
those directly related to work are a privelage not a right.


NHS policy is to allow all employees reasonable access to the internet
for personal use. the rationale behind this is that many workers have
low computer literacy skills. (Not my quote, its the NHS) and allowing
nurses etc to surf improves their skills. This is in preparation for
electronic patient records, which, by their very nature, will require
a reasonable level of computer skills.

Web sites are logged in case people surf "dodgy" sites, On the whole
people do not abuse the system too much.

I appreciate that this is not quite the same situation as Sky, but it
shows that you do not have to have the paternalistic attitude of the
company dictating what you view.

I very much doubt that bandwidth etc is an issue to them. Though it
can be used as a red herring.

Why prevent access to the one site. which, by the way, is work
related, and not personal? Do Sky block access to NTL and telewest?

Everyone has the right to union access. Its not a privilege. Yes,
perhaps some unions go ott on demands, such as the firefighers. But
they can also be a supportive umbrella in industries that offer little
protection for their workers.
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Old July 25th 03, 08:20 AM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky,england.org.trade-union
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On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 13:26:41 +0100, "Tiny Tim"
wrote:

p.s. if we stopped taking bloody asylum seakers then perhaps we could pay
our firefighters a bit more!


It does not take them long to start using racism does it.....you are
not a Sun reader by any chance are you?

The asylum seekers are a fake issue. The effect of asylum seekers on
the economy is negligible compared with (you name it - money
squandered on war, money handed out to privatised companies so they
can make a profit etc etc.....but there is a convenient powerless
scapegoat so Newscorp choose to attack them and some ppl listen and
believe what they are told



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This is not the place to discuss the Asylum Seekers ( more correctly illegal
immigrants ) issue , except perhaps to mention that they get new 20" TV's,
and free licence etc


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Old July 25th 03, 09:19 AM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky,england.org.trade-union
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The Sun (run by news corporation) has a habit of making up stories
about racial minorities....I am unsurprised they do not want the truth
getting anywhere near their employees.

For example, the Sun ran a story about Brent (they ran at least one a
week once) in which they said that Brent's loony left council has
banned black bin liners because they are racist. A good laugh (if you
are a Sun reader perhaps) and completely untrue... News made up
without any reference to the real world.

The fake issue is used to divide people who ought to be united while
the fat cats sit back and laugh. It is a trade union issue for that
reason.

On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 09:20:04 +0100, "austin500"
wrote:

This is not the place to discuss the Asylum Seekers ( more correctly

illegal
immigrants ) issue , except perhaps to mention that they get new 20"

TV's,
and free licence etc


Mention it if you like but it is not true....ooh it was on the telly
or in the papers and they always tell the truth....well the truth as
Mr Murdoch sees it.

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Revised Tenancy Agreement April 2001 - produced by the Secretary of State
for the Home Office, acting through the Immigration and Nationality
Directorate.

"For Each Living/Dining Room

1 new twenty inch screen colour television complete with licence which shall
be renewed at each annual anniversary of the Start Date throughout the
Term."


Touche. :-)






 




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