It has been almost a year since the NWOW (New Ways of Working) pilot project was launched despite
the scepticism expressed by the vast majority of colleagues, based on inconclusive past experience.
After hundreds of hours of work, meetings and participatory workshops, the staff has now discovered
on a blog post that the GSC no longer has the means to achieve the ambitious objectives, which will
therefore have to be scaled down.
Is this serious?
And are we to have “NWOW at any cost”?
No one is really surprised, as the failure was predictable all along.
Union Syndicale has a few more questions, though:
 What are the real objectives?
 How could the staff have been expected to be committed to such a huge project run in such a
negligent way?
 Who is responsible for wasting the resources spent on trying to convince staff that the project
was in their interests?
 And above all: why press ahead with this against all the evidence?
Union Syndicale calls for an immediate end to these New Ways of Wasting and for our resources to
be allocated to serious matters, such as a high-quality refurbishment of the JL offices and full
replacement of the outdated and dysfunctional “speedgates” in the LEX, in the interests of user safety.