The Story of the Shrewsbury Pickets

Orgiginaly published in The Morning Star 6/2/2016 EILEEN TURNBULL looks back on Britain’s first-ever national building workers’ strike BRITAIN’S first-ever national building workers’ strike took place in 1972. Construction workers faced hostile and powerful employers, lump labour and isolated workplaces that changed constantly whenever a contract finished. Workers faced dangerous conditions on sites every day … Continue reading The Story of the Shrewsbury Pickets