Tribute to dead union boss Bob Crow from Islington MP

PUBLISHED: 11:12 11 March 2014 | UPDATED: 11:12 11 March 2014

RMT union leader Bob Crow, who has died aged 52. Picture: Andrew Parsons/PA

RMT union leader Bob Crow, who has died aged 52. Picture: Andrew Parsons/PA

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An Islington MP has paid tribute to union boss Bob Crow who died this morning.

Jeremy Corbyn, member for Islington North, is part of the parliamentary wing of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) – which Mr Crow was general secretary of.

Mr Corbyn said: “I am very, very sad at the death of Bob Crow. He was a brilliant fighter for working-class justice and rights and a very dedicated opponent of racism and fascism whenever it reared its head.

“It was a pleasure to work with him on anti-war campaigns as well as railway and trade union issues. I have never forgotten travelling to San Francisco with him to speak to the longshoremen’s union or his coming to an event in Islington North to mark my 30 years as an MP. Solidarity and sympathy to his family.”

Mr Crow, 52, died in the early hours of this morning. The cause of death is thought to be a heart attack.

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