One of the world’s great working class heroes, Bob Crow, has been laid to rest in the presence of family, friends and comrades in a service in London.
Thousands of supporters lined the streets of the East End to catch a final glimpse of Crow as his coffin was horse-drawn from his council flat at Woodford.
Crow was General Secretary of the UK’s Rail Maritime and Transport union until his recent death in an East London hospital following a heart attack at the age of 52.
Crow was a towering figure of the British Trade Union movement who never shied away from a fight in defense of his members.Read more
Crow, the general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, died aged 52 early on Tuesday morning in an east London hospital after reportedly suffering an aneurysm and a heart attack.
Crow was a figure of controversy in the United Kingdom who never shied away from a fight in defence of his members. He also made a memorable speech at the MUA Quadrennial Conference in Sydney in 2012 where he spoke passionately about the many battles facing working people across the world.Read more