On behalf of Bob Crow's family, we are able to confirm arrangements for the funeral and commemoration of the life and work of our general secretary, whose death has rocked the trade union movement, both in this country and around the world, to its very core.
The thousands of messages of condolence from every part of the globe are a testament to the courage, leadership and strength that Bob shared with so many people.
– Mick Cash, RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary
Whilst Bob Crow's funeral itself will be a strictly private affair his friends and family recognise that many people will want to show their solidarity, respect and support both on the day itself and on May Day. These arrangements give everyone a chance to play their part.
The funeral of rail union leader Bob Crow will be held on March 24, with the service being private, and a bigger event planned on May Day.
Bob Crow's family have asked for the funeral service at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium to be private. Trade unionists, friends and colleagues of Mr Crow, will be invited to line the route of the funeral procession.
Boris Johnson says whatever you think about Bob Crow "he fought for his members", adding:
This is not the moment to rake up all the disputes we had. He wasn't the extreme left-wing ogre people painted him.
Ken Livingstone says RMT members will remember Bob Crow every time they can afford a family holiday, pay the mortgage and retire.
In one of his last television interviews, RMT union leader Bob Crow spoke to ITV News Meridian on Saturday at a gathering of union members in Brighton to mark the 30th anniversary of the Miners' Strike.