Londoners travelling into work this morning were greeted by a familiar yet unexpected face, as posters of Bob Crow were distributed across the capital’s tube stations remembering the late RMT leader who died earlier this month at the age of 52. Despite his often fractious relationship with TfL whilst campaigning for his union members, the transport network decided to honour Mr Crow’s memory with a series of specially commissioned monochrome posters.
Photos of the posters made their way online via commuting Londoners, who tweeted their gratitude for the respectful gesture. Crow’s funeral took place this morning at the City of London cemetery in Manor Park and was a private affair attended by friends and family only. However, with many more wishing to pay their respects, the procession route was lined by thousands holding colourful union banners and flags in respect of Crow’s tireless work as RMT leader. One particularly large banner was displayed at the gates of the cemetery reading ‘Bob Crow 1961–2014. RIP Legend’.
An RMT executive stated that there will be another opportunity to pay respects to Mr. Crow with the union expecting an increased turnout for its annual May Day march in London.
To keep up to date with details of the RMT’s May Day march, visit rmt.org.uk/news.