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Union chief Jack Jones dies at 96


Jack Jones, the former general secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, has died aged 96. He was the epitome of the activist trade unionist of his generation: wounded in the Spanish Civil War, he helped to keep munitions factories in Coventry running through the Blitz and became a full-time union officer after the war. Politician Tony Benn remembers "one of the finest men [he] ever met".

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