PUB BAN SHAME OF TUBE STRIKE LEADER ; Union 'Thugs' in Foulmouthed 4-Hour Drinking Session
Matheus Sanchez; Amar Singh, The Evening Standard (London, England)
UNION chief Bob Crow is barred from a pub over a foulmouthed drinking session so shocking police were called.
He was among 14 members of the RMT, thought to be fellow officials, who swore at customers, insulted staff and threatened the landlord as they sang rowdy songs.
According to witnesses, every other word used by the group was the "c" word and some seemed to take delight in upsetting the staff, who are mainly young Frenchwomen.
The group's yobbish behaviour was so bad they were asked to leave the Camden gastropub, near RMT headquarters, but One onlooker said: "Crow did nothing to stop what they were doing. He didn't tell them to calm down and yet he's supposed to be a leader who sets an example."
The Pounds 63,000a-year RMT chief, who is due to ballot Tube drivers over an all-out strike, admitted he was barred. He dismissed the incident, saying: "Unfortunately, the new management took exception to our singing of seasonal songs." Mr Crow, 46, was among the group who went into the Somers Town Coffee House in Chalton Street last month at lunchtime.
One customer said: "There were 10 to 15 of them and we knew they were RMT guys because they were wearing the logo on their fleeces, and …
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Publication information: Article title: PUB BAN SHAME OF TUBE STRIKE LEADER ; Union 'Thugs' in Foulmouthed 4-Hour Drinking Session. Contributors: Matheus Sanchez; Amar Singh - Author. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: January 2, 2006. Page number: 1. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.