Death of Bob Crow: RMT general secretary’s last public appearance at Burston Strike Rally

Burston, Norfolk. Burston Strike School Rally to mark the longest strike in British History at Burston School - Bob Crow RMT General Secretary ANL-141103-103745001

Burston, Norfolk. Burston Strike School Rally to mark the longest strike in British History at Burston School - Bob Crow RMT General Secretary ANL-141103-103745001

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General secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, Bob Crow, has died aged 52.

He was in south Norfolk last year at the Burston Strike Rally, representing the RMT union.

Burston, Norfolk. Burston Strike School Rally to mark the longest strike in British History at Burston School - Bob Crow RMT General Secretary ANL-141103-103634001

Burston, Norfolk. Burston Strike School Rally to mark the longest strike in British History at Burston School - Bob Crow RMT General Secretary ANL-141103-103634001

In his speech he paid tribute to Annie and Tom Higdon, the Burston teachers at the centre of the longest running strike in history between 1914 and 1939.

He spoke of the need to preserve the Higdons’ legacy via MPs’ willingness to “fight in Parliament” along with an “active and potent trade union that is prepared to take action on the streets” in order to preserve and “restore faith” in socialism and industrial trade unions.

He was also the headline speaker at the 2012 event.

See a video of his speech here

Burston, Norfolk. Burston Strike School Rally to mark the longest strike in British History at Burston School - Bob Crow RMT General Secretary ANL-141103-103518001

Burston, Norfolk. Burston Strike School Rally to mark the longest strike in British History at Burston School - Bob Crow RMT General Secretary ANL-141103-103518001

 

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