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Carphone Warehouse is continuing its blocking of union web sites, this time deciding that employees working at Tulketh Mill, Preston, don't need access to information hosted at the Carphoneworker website. On Friday, those working at Preston found their web filter was preventing access to the Communication Workers Union-run …

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  1. Ash
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    Crapphone Whorehouse anyone?

  2. John Taylor
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    They just don't block this.

    Well, they don't just block this but I believe virtually all other sites, but their wifi is another story they just won't leave it secure on a national basis and in actual fact seems to do more than it should. I do know CPW just won't fix it quickly, it seems to be taking a very long time to fix something so simple when I've provided full details on the issues around this and they are grateful but don't seem to want to act fast. to get things tight as houses again the same like some other stores etc who just can't do this either.

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    @John Taylor

    Well actually, CPW workers have access to virtually the entire internet, obvious exceptions being porn, gambling, hatecrime, racism, and so forth. I wonder which of these they believe the union fits within.

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    Hmm...

    Union busting or incompetence?

    Taking all bets.

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    WebSense

    Your organization's Internet use policy restricts access to this web page at this time.

    Reason:

    The Websense category "Social Networking and Personal Sites" is filtered.

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    URL:

    http://carphoneworker.wordpress.com/

  6. Anonymous Coward
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    get over it!

    So what?

    Big wowzers, a company doesnt want you using the net for personal reasons on company time!

    Union matters certainly arent work reasons (well they dont bring any profit to the company) ... get yourself an internet connection and do your whingeing about your employer from home.

    Sheesh.

  7. Anonymous Coward
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    @AC

    Using a union web site during company time isn't automatically for personal reasons. They seem to allow pretty much the whole of the rest of the internet (with the usual exceptions) so it is of interest why they don't allow a union's web site.

    Oh, and union matters are by definition work matters, unless you've totally missed the point of a union.

  8. Anonymous Coward
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    CPW Net access

    Actually, CPW employee's *don't* have access to the entire internet. CPW's IT policy for stores is a whitelist of URL's.

    ...unless you do the naughty registry hack

    The former CPW employee known as *censored*

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