London Underground staff at Covent Garden tube station have paid tribute to union boss Bob Crow who died suddenly today aged 52.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) leader, who passed away in the early hours, was one of the most high-profile, left-wing union leaders of his generation, sparking as much anger from passengers hit by rail and Tube strikes, as praise from his members for winning pay rises.

He was constantly involved in industrial disputes and campaigns and led a walkout by London Underground workers last month in a dispute over ticket office closures.

The straight-talking south Londoner was a passionate supporter of Millwall Football Club. His death caused shockwaves in the trade union movement today.

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