UNION leaders have paid tribute to Rail, Maritime and Transport union boss Bob Crow, who passed away early this morning aged 52.
Mr Crow died of a massive heart attack at Whipps Cross hospital in London.
Former Portsmouth North MP Syd Rapson, of Paulsgrove, who was also the former Amalgamated Engineering Union district president said: ‘He stuck up for his members regardless of who he upset.
‘Sometimes I wish my union had members of that steel.
‘He’s going to be missed.’
Portsmouth City Council Cllr John Ferret, district leader of the union Prospect, said: ‘He was a fighter for his members and a fighter for the trade union movement, and now the union has lost one of its really big players.’