It’s with great sadness that the World Federation of Trade Unions received the shocking news that our comrade Bob Crow, General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) had passed away earlier today, at the early age of 52.
Comrade Bob Crow was born in 1961 and was a life long fighter, being active in the trade union movement for more than 30 years. In 2002 he was elected General Secretary of the RMT in the UK. During his life he has participated in and led several important union struggles, fighting for the rights and the interests of the working class, gaining the genuine respect and support of his colleagues and comrades. He was also an active militant of the class oriented trade union movement on national and international level.
Bob Crow’s demise is a great loss for the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) and the international class oriented trade union movement.
The WFTU wishes to express its full solidarity with his union, the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), a WFTU affiliate, and its sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. In honor of his memory, the WFTU promises to continue and strengthen our common struggles with the RMT.
March 11th 2014