Update May 2017

11th April, Harry Chadwick attended the Head office of the RMT in London to accept an Honouree Membership of the RMT for all the 24 Shrewsbury Pickets from the General Secretary Mick Cash. Harry thanked Mick and the RMT executive on behalf of the pickets and the campaign committee for this outstanding gesture.

28th April, Terry Renshaw opened the RMT National Conference of Station and Associated Grades at

The Friends meeting House School lane Liverpool.  Terry received a very warm welcome from the delegates.

28th April, Campaign Committee members attended Workers Memorial Day events in Liverpool.

28th April, Campaign members attended Workers memorial event in York, organised by York Trades Council. This was a fantastic event with Ken Loach in attendance as the main speaker. They also had  a film show. The day was a brilliant success. Congratulations to Brian Clark and all the members of the trades Council for organising such a successful event.

Sunday 30th April, Campaign Committee members attended the May Day Rally in Glasgow.

Monday 1st May, Campaign Committee members attended the May Day Rally in Chester.

Wednesday 10th May, Terry Renshaw attended the Merseyside Pensioners Association to bring them all up to date with the campaign. This association is a credit to the trade union and labour movement. They are an active campaigning group of people who care about what is happening in our community and the country as a whole. They have always supported the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign. It is a privilege for us to attend their meetings. We would highly recommend other people who live in the Merseyside area to go along to their meetings at Jack Jones House,Unite the union,  2 Churchill Way, Liverpool L3 8EF Tel: 0151 559 2004. they meet every Wednesday 12-30pm -2-30pm

Saturday 13th May, Eileen Turnbull and Harry Chadwick attended Blackpool Fylde& Wyre Trade Union Council Conference.Trades Council Conference. Eileen gave a presentation on behalf of the campaign. This was a tremendous event with many brilliant speakers including Ian Hodgson President of the BFAWU  (Bakers Union) Chris Baugh Assistant General Secretary PCS and MP Rebecca Long Bailey.

The Bakers Union played a prominent role in the organising of the event which will  assist the Trades Council to build a firm structure for all trade unionists in Blackpool. Ian Hodson made the point that a “Trades Council is the focal point in all regions of the country. It is the natural home for all trade unionists to meet up on a regular basis and discuss issues which affect them. It gives local trade unionists the opportunity to get together and campaign on trade union issues and to provide support to each other when problems arise”. Congratulations to Ian and all of the organisers of this momentous event.