Friday, November 27, 2015   

Leftwing UK unionist dies
(03-11 19:42)

One of Britain's most powerful and militant trade union leaders, Bob Crow, who led strikes that shut down the London Tube on numerous occasions, died today at the age of 52, his union announced.
The left-wing Londoner had been general secretary of the RMT transport union since 2002.
He was constantly involved in disputes and campaigns on behalf of his 80,000 members, winning the admiration of transport workers – and the hatred of many commuters.
Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson paid tribute to a “fighter and a man of character.’’—AFP

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