When FCCL was just getting into full swing in November 2012 and get loads of hits WYFRS reissued their Social Media Policy to all staff. So we have always known we have been watched ......................................
BUT RECENTLY WE HAVE BECOME CONCERNED THAT IT HAS GOT OUT OF HAND
We have had it confirmed that several serving employees a(and high profile FBU members) are been investigated and potentially disciplined because they have been spotted "liking" pictures and / or articles on Facebook. A header used on West Yorkshire Fire Brigades Unions Facebook page is one of the offending pictures that has been "liked".
There is also the issue of picket lines - like many other Fire and Rescue Services WYFRS have banned the wearing of tunics whilst on picket lines and also banned the lighting of braziers. Now correct me if I am wrong - if ANYBODY knows how to supervise a lit brazier a set of competent and qualified firefighters are probably as good as it gets.
So we would like you to share this handy information leaflet below- to show your disgust at the underhand and most likely illegal practise of monitoring FBU members social media postings. Freedom of Expression is enshrined in European Law.
|Want to be disciplined ? Wear your tunic and light a (controlled) fire.|
Then blog, facebook and tweet and wait for the phone call from Simon P and Co.