The funeral for Bob Crow, general secretary of the Rail, Transport and Maritime union, will be a private affair

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The details of the funeral of union leader Bob Crow have been announced.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said yesterday that its former leader’s service will take place on Monday in private.

The 52-year-old Woodford Green resident died last week of a suspected heart attack.

Mick Cash, RMT senior assistant general secretary, said: “The thousands of messages of condolence from every part of the globe are a testament to the courage, leadership and strength that Bob shared with so many people.”

Trade unionists, friends and colleagues will be able to pay their respects to Mr Crow during a funeral procession, which starts in Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, at midday.

It will pass through High Street, Wanstead, arriving at the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park at around 12.45pm.

A minutes silence will also be held at 1.30pm, which the RMT requests all members, staff, colleagues and friends observe.

Donations on behalf of Mr Crow can be made to the British Heart Foundation.

His family has also requested a national RMT mobilisation for the London May Day march to “honour Bob and his legendary championing of workers’ rights”.

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