IT WAS with deep regret that we heard of the sudden death of Graham Morgan at his home in Dawley, Shropshire, on 27 July at the age of 55.
Graham was a dedicated socialist and trade unionist, who in the 1970s and 1980s was a convener at the A&B Crane works in Horsehay.
Together with the shop stewards’ committee he took a leading part in building strong and effective trade union organisation throughout the works.
Graham led a number of successful struggles to improve pay and conditions for his members.
He was an internationalist, and told of how workers once painted the slogan “The people united will never be defeated” in Spanish on the inside of a crane. The crane had been ordered by the Chilean government in the period immediately after the 1973 coup.
Graham was a supporter of the Militant Tendency in the 1980s. He was always willing to work with other socialists to fight against racism, for example supporting the work of the Anti Nazi League.
Because of ill health he played a less active part in the movement in recent years, but was resolutely against the war in Iraq and maintained his working class politics.
He was a lovely man and will be missed by many comrades and friends. Our thoughts are with his wife and family, Denise, Jason and Ian, to whom he was a loving husband and father.