Whipps Cross staff send message of condolence to RMT

Bob Crow was treated at Whipps Cross Hospital where staff made valiant but unsuccessful efforts to keep him alive. The following message of condolence to Bob’s family and the RMT is on behalf of Unison members at the hospital and was sent to RMT head quarters yesterday.

Members of Unison at Whipps Cross Hospital would like to pass on our sincere condolences to the family of Bob Crow who passed away at our hospital today and offer our full support and solidarity to the RMT trade union.

We are shocked and saddened at this truly awful news and the tragic loss to Bob’s family, to the RMT and the entire trade union and working class movement in Britain.

Members at the hospital including porters and domestic workers that attended meetings nationally and in Walthamstow, East London at which Bob spoke over the recent years, have drawn encouragement and inspiration at the speeches Bob gave at these events.

Bob’s life and activity is an example for our class and our movement to emulate in the battles we must wage to defeat once and for all austerity, poverty, inequality and injustice.

Yours in solidarity,

Len Hockey,

Branch Secretary, Unison, Waltham Forest Health Branch at Whipps Cross Hospital