Meet the workers fighting back against bosses who spy on them while working from home

Yet despite the rapid adoption of software designed to spy on staff, few people are comfortable with the change. More than 70pc of staff said the trend was likely to erode trust between them and their employers.

That may help explain why now some employees are fighting back against corporate surveillance software with their own tools designed to trick it.

One former Barclays employee has experienced this first hand. When he discovered a heat and motion sensor under his desk in 2016, he went straight to his line manager for an explanation. “He sheepishly told me that they wanted to

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One in five workers at risk from over-50s lockdown

“The consequences for the economy as a whole would be no less severe, since the over-50s now comprise almost a third of the national workforce. Bringing many of their careers to a premature end would lead to a significant loss of output and remove a great deal of talent and valuable experience from the workplace as well,” said Ms Abrahams at Age UK.

“If the idea – however theoretical – behind making all over-50s stay at home is to save the country from another national lockdown then our policymakers may discover that the cure is as bad as the disease

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Dyson to cut 900 jobs with one in six UK workers axed

Dyson is cutting 600 of its 4,000 staff in the UK as the consumer goods maker restructures following the lockdown.

Redundancies will be spread across the business but largely focused on retail roles, such as Dyson employees working in concessions in department stores.

Customer service positions at the company’s headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, will also go, along with some back-office functions such as legal. Some research and development roles are also understood to be affected. 

Demand is thought to have rapidly shifted online as shops were forced to close to control the pandemic, meaning many in-store jobs were no longer

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The uphill battle to get workers back into deserted city centres

The worry is deserted city centres. Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey told Tory MPs on Wednesday that he had been driving to his office every day since lockdown was imposed and is shocked by how empty London still feels. He said workers must go back to their offices to support cafes, restaurants, bars and shops that depend on their custom. 

Many shops and cafes in areas of London that rely on office workers are yet to reopen, with some that have decided to brave it bringing in less than £100 a day. Sandwich and coffee chain Pret a Manger 

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