Said Bob Crow RMT general secretary:
"RMT reiterates this union's complete opposition to driverless trains. Every train must have a driver to ensure the safe and effective running of the Underground."He continued:
"Plans to scrap drivers or reduce their driving duties are risking safety, services and jobs and are motivated by saving money and undermining trade unionism."Bob Crow, for anyone not familiar with him, is the fascist who has been responsible for greedy and unjustified money-grubbing on behalf of RMT's members for some time now. I'll translate those comments into English:
"RMT reiterates this union's complete opposition to driverless trains. Every train must have a driver to ensure we can continue to hold the capital to ransom for wholly unjustified pay rises and bonuses, yea even in the teeth of a global recession."
"Plans to scrap drivers or reduce their driving duties are risking my temporary position of influence, my own confidence of my manhood, and my ability to make money out of the searing misery of millions of honest citizens through their realisation that trained parrots could do the job our union members do, thus undermining my authority, such as it is."Come one TfL, you have a chance to drastically improve the experiences of your customers whilst simultaneously extracting a poisonous thorn from the side of your organisation, the capital, and indeed the nation itself: take it!