Bob Crow – a brother has fallen

12.03.2014 18:09:00

It was with shock, disbelief and great sadness that we received the news that Bob Crow was so suddenly torn away from life. Bob was a giant of a trade unionist, and also a great human being.

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One of our brothers has passed away before his time. The British and International trade union movement has lost one of the great holders of our values. 
Bob fought, seven days a week, all year around, for the benefit of his members and to influence social development in a direction that he believed in and that he was convinced was the right path, both for his members, and for society.
Foto: Arild TheimannHe led RMT with a self-sacrificing commitment with strong opinions and with no fear. He fought courageously every day under constant attack from the British right wing and the employers. But that never stopped Bob’s involvement or passion for workers’ rights.
Bob’s values ​​were based on influence, justice and dignity for the members of RMT, both in their workplaces and in their communities. Bob’s ideals were based on the idea that every individual being had great value, as a worker and as a human being.

RMT grew by 20,000 to 80,000 members during Bob’s leadership. It is a testimony that his commitment had large and growing impact and support.
I have had the great pleasure of meeting and working with Bob many times over the years. He was not only a colleague, but a friend. Our thoughts and sympathy in this sad moment go out to Bob’s family, friends, colleagues and members of RMT.
We are one of many who will continue his fight for workers rights. 
In solidarity and in Bob's spirit.
Leif Sande
Industri Energi, Norway