Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

At the TUC Conference 2015 in Brighton we met with members of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, in particular Kate Flannery who’s late farther (Martin Flannery MP) who was a dedicated supporter of the Shrewsbury 24 pickets. We were invited by Barbara Jackson , the Secretary of the campaign, to attend their meeting in Barnsley.

This month Eileen Turnbull attended their meeting in Barnsley and received a wonderfully warm welcome. She informed the meeting about the founding of the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign in 2006 and the progress it has made in the attempt to achieve justice for the Shrewsbury pickets.

This campaign is fighting for a public enquiry into what happened at ‘The Battle of Orgreave’. They are committed to seeking out the truth of what happened to the miners on that fateful day, 18 June 1984.

We wish them every success with their campaign and will endeavour to help wherever we can.