Microchip implants are threatening workers’ rights

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It’s not often trades unions and employers are equally worried about an issue threatening workers’ rights. But recently, the UK’s Trades Union Congress and the main body that represents British businesses, the CBI, have both voiced concerns about the budding practice of implanting employees with microchips.

Initially, the chips are being used in place of ID cards as a way of opening secure doors. But there’s good reason to think the use of implants could expand to more sinister purposes, giving employers much greater control over their workers and raising serious concerns over issues related to human dignity, ethics and health.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2018


  • Employment rights
  • Transhumanism
  • Workplace rights
  • RFID
  • Workplace ethics
  • Human enhancements
  • Medical implants
  • Microchipping
  • Worker's rights


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