LU has announced that the planned “Rostering and Coverage Tool”, a semi-automated system for covering duties on stations, swapping duties and annual leave, etc., will be scrapped.
It was already years (literally) behind schedule. Anyone who came into contact with test versions could see it wasn’t fit for purpose. It should’ve been abandoned long before now.
The real question is: how much money has LU spent on this utter folly? In all likelihood we’re talking about millions of pounds, handed over to external companies in return for precisely nothing. And they tell us there’s no money available to fund additional staff?
This is an absolute scandal that our unions must publicly expose.