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Bernard Williams – building worker, trade unionist and Shrewsbury picket, August 2021

Posted on Aug 15, 2021 in News |

Bernard Williams – building worker, trade unionist and Shrewsbury picket,  August 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of another Shrewsbury picket, Bernard Williams, at the age of 75. Bernard stood with his fellow pickets and the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign throughout the long years of campaigning for justice. Bernard was convicted in the third trial at Shrewsbury Crown Court, on 26 February 1974. […]

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Elsa Warren celebrates Campaign’s victory at Court of Appeal

Posted on Jul 5, 2021 in News |

Elsa Warren celebrates Campaign’s victory at Court of Appeal

Elsa Warren, Des Warren’s former wife, gives here reaction to the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign’s Court of Appeal victory in February 2021.

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Des Warren – he never stopped campaigning for justice

Posted on Mar 29, 2021 in News |

Des Warren – he never stopped campaigning for justice

I want to thank the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign for clearing Des’s name. If he were alive today, he would be so pleased that, at last, the truth about the pickets’ convictions can be revealed as the sham that they were. When Des was released from jail on 5th August 1976, he campaigned tirelessly to clear […]

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How the Shrewsbury 24 Were Vindicated

Posted on Mar 28, 2021 in News |

How the Shrewsbury 24 Were Vindicated

This article by Eileen Turnbull, the campaign’s researcher, was originally published in Tribune Magazine.In the 1970s, 24 construction workers were convicted for their role in a successful strike – the story behind their vindication this week reveals the degree to which the state wages war against the working class.Amid all the gloom on Tuesday 23 […]

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Howard Beckett video

Posted on Mar 27, 2021 in News |

Howard Beckett video

Thank you Howard and Unite for all the support that you have given to the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign. This historic victory belongs to the pickets and to all the trade union and labour movement. We never gave up. Shrewsbury 24, a win that speaks for millions & reminds us all that the path of history […]

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Letter of congratulations FBU

Posted on Mar 25, 2021 in News |

Letter of congratulations FBU

Letter of congratulations from Matt Wrack, FBU General Secretary. Staunch and longstanding supporters of the pickets and the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign. 25 March 2021 Dear Eileen On behalf of the Fire Brigades Union, I wanted to pass on our congratulations and solidarity for the successful appeal in the Shrewsbury 24 case. This has been an […]

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TUC send congratulations

Posted on Mar 24, 2021 in News |

TUC send congratulations

Wonderful letter from TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, congratulating the pickets and the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign on our success. 23 March 2021 Dear Eileen, Harry, Terry and members of the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign Congratulations from the TUC and trade union movement. I am writing to send our congratulations following your wonderful victory in the Court […]

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The Court of Appeal’s judgment

Posted on Mar 23, 2021 in News |

The Court of Appeal’s judgment

The full Court of Appeal judgement can be seen here.

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Shrewsbury pickets’ win appeal – success for the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign

Posted on Mar 23, 2021 in News |

Shrewsbury pickets’ win appeal – success for the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign

The full CoA judgement can be read here. The Shrewsbury 24 Campaign is delighted to announce that after 15 years we have finally achieved victory. The Court of Appeal has today quashed the convictions of the North Wales building workers who were tried for picketing offences in 1973-74. The lead picket, Des Warren was sent […]

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Judgement date announced

Posted on Mar 19, 2021 in News |

Judgement date announced

News Flash – Judgment to be given next week The Court of Appeal will hand down its judgment in the pickets’ case on Tuesday 23 March 2021 at 10:30am. As soon as we know the court’s decision we shall put the details on our website.

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