Posted: Tue 11th Mar 2014

CARL SARGEANT AM PAYS TRIBUTE TO RMT GENERAL SECRETARY BOB CROW

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 11th, 2014

ALYN and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant has today paid tribute following the sudden death of a union stalwart.

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Bob Crow, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union (RMT) died in the early hours of Tuesday, aged just 52.

The high-profile leader had been in post since 2002 and was held in high esteem across the country.  

In the last month of his life, he spent hours on the picket line during the London Tube strike and took on political heavyweights, including Boris Johnson, in a bid to fight for fairness for his members.

Mr Sargeant, who worked with Mr Crow during his time as Welsh transport minister, said:

“Bob was extremely well regarded, not just by his union members, but by the transport community as a whole.

“He was fearless and dedicated to his job, ensuring he did the very best he could for those he represented.  

“His hard work and achievements on behalf of working people really showed the vital importance of trade unions in the modern age.  

“Bob will be sorely missed and my thoughts are with his family and friends at this shocking and sad time.”

 

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