Trade union movement pays tribute to Bob Crow at funeral

The funeral of Bob Crow - the RMT union leader who died earlier this month - took place on Monday.

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Condolences 'from every part of the globe' for Bob Crow

Mick Cash, the RMT's senior assistant general secretary, said Mr Crow's death had rocked the trade union movement, both in this country and around the world.

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.

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.

– Mick Cash, RMT's senior assistant general secretary

RMT hope for huge May Day turnout for Crow

The RMT hope for a huge May Day turnout for the trade union leader who died earlier this month Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said Mr Crow's family have asked for the funeral service at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium to be private but have invited trade unionists, friends and colleagues of Mr Crow to line the route of the funeral procession.

The procession will include trade union banners and flags and will end at the cemetery gates.

But the RMT executive said it hoped for a huge turnout at the annual May Day march in London to honour Mr Crow, who died earlier this month at the age of 52.

Mick Cash, the RMT's senior assistant general secretary, said Mr Crow's death had rocked the trade union movement, both in this country and around the world.

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