Not usually known for his sunny disposition, it's of little surprise that RMT leader Bob Crow has reacted furiously to the notion that Tube bosses might head out on jaunts to the US to lend their expertise to the New York subway. Despite being, at 200 bucks an hour, a nice littler earner for TfL, Crow, whose members are expected to be balloted later this year for further strikes, said the idea "beggars belief", and suggests that the proposal would dramatically increase the chances of another walkout over pay. Sounds like a certain union boss is just a tad jealous that his Seventies vintage uncompromising strike-happy style isn't seen as a highly prized asset by our American friends. Maybe the Teamsters can invite him over to make an after-dinner speech.
Last Updated 27 October 2009