Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary said, “It is with the deepest sorrow and regret that we learned of Bob’s death. The loss for members of the RMT is immeasurable. They have lost their champion.
The loss to the trade union movement and to the cause of advancing the living standards of working people across the globe is devastating.
Even people who didn’t like what he did agreed he did it very well.
Our thoughts are with Bob’s family and the RMT.
Bob’s strength, personal integrity and straight forward speaking won many battles for his members. He took his job very seriously and never stopped working.
A giant of the labour movement. He is irreplaceable.”
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