Justice for the Shrewbury 24 Trade Unionist

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The campaign committee was set up by several of the convicted Shrewsbury pickets with local trade union activists following a meeting in Liverpool in 2006. We are supported by many national trade unions, local branches and trades council as well as by individuals. We welcome further affiliations and support.

Our campaign is seeking to overturn the unjust prosecution of 24 building workers who were charged following the first ever national building workers strike in 1972. They picketed building sites in Shrewsbury during the dispute and were prosecuted in Shrewsbury Crown Court in 1973. They became known as the “Shrewsbury 24”.

This Campaign is Supported by the Northwest Probation and CAFCASS Branch and we ask you to

Please sign our Downing Street e-petition to release government paper relating to the 1972 builders’ strike.

Click here to sign now.

Ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion by John McDonnell MP.

Click HERE to see the EDM and the current list of MPs supporting it.

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