Monitoring the Miners: Rio Tinto, Drones and Surveillance

Kampmark, Binoy
http://dissidentvoice.org/2016/12/monitoring-the-miners-rio-tinto-drones-and-surveillance/

Publisher:  Dissident Voice
Date Written:  12/12/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20211

Management at the mining giant Rio Tinto have ambitions to take the technology of monitoring employees to another level – quite literally-drones.

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Management at the mining giant Rio Tinto have ambitions to take the technology of monitoring employees to another level – quite literally. Proud to have been at the forefront of various technical innovations in the employment field, the recently proposed surveillance program by the company’s management caused more than just a ruffling.

Some of this was put down to the company’s fly-in, fly-out contractor (FIFO), which seemed enthusiastic about the idea of monitoring work personnel on the work camp sites.