So is Bob Crow acting for his members or for his own ends – much like the politicians he decries?
A man earning £100k+ a year who talks about “solidarity” and then employs his partner, Nicola Hoarau to set up a credit union for RMT members.
Surprisingly, the panel which interviewed her included a Mr Bob Crow. More surprisingly she was apparently the only applicant.
Is that not the sort of cronyism he would accuse politicians of? Is this another Harriet Harman / Jack Dromney partnership?
It also appears that he was spoken to by stewards during a recent football match between his local team, Dagenham, and Morecombe for being abusive towards Morecombe manager Sammy McIlroy.
Dagenham are also surprisingly sponsored by the RMT. More cronyism from the RMT leader?
A union leader that looks after his members is a good thing but his recent strike calls against the coalition government appear to be more of an anti-Tory throwback to Scargill than a genuine and honest look at how he can help his members.
Personally I think calling for strikes in the public and private sector are not the way to go. A lot of small businesses are running on a knife edge at the moment and losing days through strikes could put them under – losing badly needed jobs in the process.
If Bob Crow is so much for creating jobs then why doesn’t he and his fellow union leaders sit down with the government and look at options?
Or would this be the same union leaders that have threatened to walk out if David Cameron attends the TUC Conference?
So Bob Crow – are you acting for your members or your own political beliefs?