British old-school trade unionist dies aged 52
RMT Union leader Bob crow died aged 52 yesterday, leaving among the public great admiration for his past actions to demand more workers’ rights.
The public and trade unionists have paid tribute to the man who was ‘loved by workers, and feared by bosses.’
“He will be missed”, he added.
What about the youth and their involvement in trade unions ?
Maxim Thompson, 25, a student and part-time worker, when asked if he was part of any trade union, said: “I am not because I haven’t been in any work long enough to require one.”
“And while they do [trade unions] serve a purpose in dire working conditions, the way they are used sometimes overshadows the good they do, they shouldn’t be a last resort, not a first defence,” he added.
Here are some tweets from politicians, Union officials and the public:
Sad news. Bob Crow was a fighter and a force. Condolences to his family and friends.
— Nick Clegg (@nick_clegg) March 11, 2014
Bob Crow had more integrity in his little toenail than David Cameron has in his whole body.
— Hat Smith (@Allchanges) March 12, 2014
Sad at the death of Bob Crow. I liked him and he also realised working class people were having their chances damaged by the EU.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) March 11, 2014
Bob Crow refused to accept the mantra of the “race to the bottom” and he was hated for it. Honour his memory: join a trade union
— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) March 11, 2014
— The Independent (@Independent) March 11, 2014