It is with sadness that we learned that Bob Crow, General Secretary of the RMT, died yesterday at age 52. It is truly a great loss to the union movement – Bob was an inspirational leader who achieved a great many successes over the course of his leadership. He was a dedicated to improving the lives and workplaces of his members, and was instrumental in many gains made in the sector over the years. He has been commemorated by many as a true working class hero, who fought tirelessly for his beliefs and his members. Even Boris Johnson, who regularly disagreed with Bob, particularly over his organisation of London tube workers, said he “was a fighter and a man of character”.
He certainly was.