We are deeply shocked at the news that Bob Crow has died suddenly early this morning of a heart attack at the age of 52.
We send our heartfelt condolences and solidarity to his family and friends and to the RMT and its members. His death is a huge blow to the RMT and to the wider trade union movement and to the cause of militant class struggle trade unionism. During his 12 years as General Secretary, the RMT has grown in both size and stature. He has been prepared to support strike action to defend the wages jobs and conditions of his members, and has done so very successfully. As a result of this he has been vilified by the employers and government ministers and the likes of Boris Johnson but has enjoyed strong support amongst the rank and file of the union. To say that he will be sorely missed is a gross understatement.
We have published a full obituary of Bob Crow here.