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    BBC News Bob Crow is dead

    General secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union Bob Crow has died aged 52
    In a statement on its website, the union said he died in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
    "The union's offices will be closed for the rest of the day and the union will make further announcements in due course," it added.
    Mr Crow was elected general secretary of the RMT in 2002 following the death of former leader Jimmy Knapp.
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    RIP RMT union general secretary Bob Crow dies

    Regardless of what you thought of him, he was a Lion for his members - RIP

    RMT union general secretary Bob Crow dies




    General secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union Bob Crow has died aged 52
    In a statement on its website, the union said: "It is with the deepest regret that RMT has to confirm that our General Secretary Bob Crow sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning.
    "The union's offices will be closed for the rest of the day and the union will make further announcements in due course."

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    Default Re: RMT union general secretary Bob Crow dies

    Quote Originally Posted by GTI View Post
    Regardless of what you thought of him, he was a Lion for his members
    So true, no matter what your political views, you would of wanted him on your side in a fight.

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    I wonder if they will replace any strikes with a day of mourning instead..

    True that you would want him on your side, but the strikes did cause a few headaches to us commuters.
    We all make mistakes sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldberg View Post
    I wonder if they will replace any strikes with a day of mourning instead..

    True that you would want him on your side, but the strikes did cause a few headaches to us commuters.
    It was character building
    I remember walking to work on tube strike days, and it was 2 bloody hours each way (Cricklewood to Waterloo). Felt amazing, and I wasn't alone pounding the pavements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldberg View Post
    True that you would want him on your side, but the strikes did cause a few headaches to us commuters.
    I believe that was the point of the strikes. No point going on strike if it passes unnoticed.
    He certainly was a man of principle, not one to buckle under pressure. He will be missed by many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI View Post
    It was character building
    I remember walking to work on tube strike days, and it was 2 bloody hours each way (Cricklewood to Waterloo). Felt amazing, and I wasn't alone pounding the pavements.
    I used to either cycle or run in as an alternative so was not a huge problem. It did used to bring out the idiotic cyclists though...
    We all make mistakes sometimes

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    Default Re: Bob Crow is dead

    He was a hypocritical cunt leaching money off others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksheep View Post
    He was a hypocritical cunt leaching money off others.
    YAWN - had a bet which who reply with vitriol first but lost as I said MSDG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bald Bouncer View Post
    YAWN - had a bet which who reply with vitriol first but lost as I said MSDG
    I thought if the thread subject had [RIP] then respect should be shown ?

    Wasn't there a discussion about it due to the distaste of members posts in such a thread ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bald Bouncer View Post
    YAWN - had a bet which who reply with vitriol first but lost as I said MSDG
    Ha, Ha. I would have said MSDG too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhinoz View Post
    I thought if the thread subject had [RIP] then respect should be shown ?

    Wasn't there a discussion about it due to the distaste of members posts in such a thread ?
    Yeah. It was my "lack of respect". Although to be fair.... I can't stand celebrity worship.


    Back to Bob Crow.... I am afraid we live in a jealous society (irony or is it satire?), where people can't stand to see others get well paid or receive decent benefits from a job that doesn't take 10 years of school. The working class don't "deserve" to receive comfort or even to get more than a fair pay. People are snivelling wimps unable to work together to achieve a fairer share of the pie. Blacksheep is one of them. He is a lower grade manager with delusions of grandeur. He can't stand to see people who drive for a living earning more than him and receiving greater benefits when he is an IT "professional". I'm actually still waiting for him to point out my incorrect use of "your" in the last thread.

    Bob Crow was a man of his people. The media crucified him and the small minded bought it. But... As Ken Livingstone said (a man I am not a fan of)... It's the only job that is open to the working classes with no education, where you can be paid a decent wage and receive decent benefits. That's not a bad obituary, is it?!?

    I wasn't going to comment on this thread, as I won't persuade anyone to the benefit of unionising and standing together... I also make myself a target to the mock right that visit this forum.

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    Default Re: Bob Crow is dead

    Unlike the shocking display we saw in the Thatcher death thread, I happen to think that opposition to someone's political standpoint is a piss poor reason to have a pop at someone's death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsDG View Post
    Unlike the shocking display we saw in the Thatcher death thread, I happen to think that opposition to someone's political standpoint is a piss poor reason to have a pop at someone's death.
    I can understand people's passion. But I agree. We also can't have one rule for a Tory and one for a socialist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geko View Post
    Back to Bob Crow.... I am afraid we live in a jealous society (irony or is it satire?), where people can't stand to see others get well paid or receive decent benefits from a job that doesn't take 10 years of school. The working class don't "deserve" to receive comfort or even to get more than a fair pay. People are snivelling wimps unable to work together to achieve a fairer share of the pie.
    No, I just believe that when you're on a six figure salary then maybe you shouldn't be getting handouts from the country too (such as a council house) which less well off/more needy people could use.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geko View Post
    Blacksheep is one of them. He is a lower grade manager with delusions of grandeur. He can't stand to see people who drive for a living earning more than him and receiving greater benefits when he is an IT "professional". I'm actually still waiting for him to point out my incorrect use of "your" in the last thread.
    Sorry, I've only been in the real working environment for about a sixth of the time Bob Crow had and am more than happy with what I earn. You are however right in me not thinking that its right that someone earning my salary or more gets benefits. I don't know why you put professional in quotes as I get paid for my services so by the definition of the word, I am a professional.

    The whole your/you're thing - just to prove you couldn't refrain from answering.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geko View Post
    Bob Crow was a man of his people. The media crucified him and the small minded bought it. But... As Ken Livingstone said (a man I am not a fan of)... It's the only job that is open to the working classes with no education, where you can be paid a decent wage and receive decent benefits. That's not a bad obituary, is it?!?

    I wasn't going to comment on this thread, as I won't persuade anyone to the benefit of unionising and standing together... I also make myself a target to the mock right that visit this forum.
    He was never a man of the people, he was someone who looked after number 1 and used others to get what he wanted - all traites of a sociopath...

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    Yawn

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