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Trades council conference delegates send best wishes to Morning Star legend John Haylett following his retirement

DELEGATES at the trades union councils conference in Bournemouth held Morning Stars aloft as they sent best wishes to former Morning Star editor and political editor John Haylett, who retired from the latter role in March due to ill health.

The gesture of respect and solidarity for Mr Haylett, who worked at the Morning Star for 35 years, was proposed by PCS general secretary and current TUC president Mark Serwotka and led by conference chair and Unison assistant general secretary Roger McKenzie (pictured centre).

The conference also voted overwhelmingly to fight for a general election with a clear campaign that “cuts through the fog of Brexit.”

The campaign should put forward “clear workers’ demands for nationalisation of steel, railways, public utilities, for jobs, pay and public services.”

Delegates agreed that calls for a second referendum would be seen as a betrayal by many workers, and called on all trades councils to hold meetings and rallies for a “workers’ Brexit.”

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