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Union leaders helped ensure workers' rights

WINSTON Churchill was never one to shy away from controversy – or from a good turn of phrase. "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

This quotation well applies to the role played by Bob Crow (News, March 12). Although the leader of the RMT union's reputation was a divisive one, we should also remember what the unions have achieved for us. Weekends, the eight-hour day, paid holidays – the list goes on.

Without people like Bob Crow these basic human rights would never have become law.

MATT HAWKINS

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