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Bob Crow’s funeral set for Monday

RMT boss Bob Crow died last week (Picture: Nick Ansell/PA) RMT boss Bob Crow died last week (Picture: Nick Ansell/PA)

Thursday, March 20, 2014
3:49 PM

Union boss Bob Crow’s funeral will be held next Monday at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, north east London.

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The Rail and Maritime Transport union said Mr Crow’s family have asked for the service to be private - a bigger event is planned for May Day.

But trade unionists, friends and colleagues of Mr Crow, will be invited to line the route of the funeral procession, which will end at the cemetery gates.

The RMT executive said it hoped for a huge turn out at the annual May Day march in London to honour Mr Crow, who died last week at the age of 52.

Mick Cash, the RMT’s senior assistant general secretary, said: “On behalf of Bob Crow’s family, we are able to confirm arrangements for the funeral and commemoration of the life and work of our general secretary, whose death has rocked the trade union movement, both in this country and around the world, to its very core.

“The thousands of messages of condolence from every part of the globe are a testament to the courage, leadership and strength that Bob shared with so many people.

“Whilst Bob Crow’s funeral itself will be a strictly private affair his friends and family recognise that many people will want to show their solidarity, respect and support both on the day itself and on May Day. These arrangements give everyone a chance to play their part.”

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