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Union chief Jack Jones dies at 96

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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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