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Star receives a grand gift from train drivers’ union

TRAIN drivers’ union Aslef donated £1,000 to the Morning Star yesterday.

At the union’s annual conference, Tony Venson of Rugby branch said: “The Morning Star is a friend to this trade union and puts our message across.

“It’s become a tradition that we send them a donation and it’s right that we send this message that they’re with us and we’re with them.”

Andrew Bullock of Saltley branch added: “The Morning Star is not just a friend to Aslef, it’s a friend to all trade unions.

“Read it this week. Take it home and let the kids have a look. There’s no fake news in the Morning Star.”

Morning Star editor Ben Chacko said he was “thrilled” and thanked delegates for the donation.

He added: “This shows the strength of our relationship with a trade union that’s at the heart of the battle for a Labour government that will bring our railways back into public ownership.

“Our paper stands in solidarity with Aslef members and their general secretary Mick Whelan as we fight for a fairer and more sustainable Britain.”

Meanwhile, delegates also voted to retain the union’s anti-EU stance on Brexit by 77 to three votes.

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