NUS pays tribute to Bow Crow, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT), who sadly passed away today aged 52.
The RMT confirmed that Bob Crow passed away in the early hours of this morning. He had led the union since 2002.
Toni Pearce, NUS President, said: “This is very sad and truly shocking news. Bob was one of the outstanding trade union leaders of his generation, who tirelessly fought for his members, and proudly stood up for his values. He deserves our respect.
"This is a huge loss to the trade union movement and our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.”