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Thank you to all our supporters

Posted on Mar 9, 2020 in News |

Thank you to all our supporters

Since posting the news that the CCRC have referred the pickets’ convictions to the Court of Appeal we have been overwhelmed with messages of support and congratulations from our trade union, trades council and CLP affiliates. The Shrewsbury 24 Campaign want to pay tribute to the eight pickets who have consistently pursued this case through […]

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Bindman’s Press Release

Posted on Mar 7, 2020 in News |

Bindman’s Press Release

This article was originally published on Bindmans’ website on 6/3/2020. Case Update: Shrewsbury 24 pickets case referred to the Court of Appeal CCRC refer convictions of the Shrewsbury 24 pickets to the Court of Appeal On 4 March 2020, the Criminal Cases Review Commission referred the convictions of eight of the Shrewsbury 24 to the […]

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Shrewsbury Pickets Win At CCRC

Posted on Mar 4, 2020 in News |

Shrewsbury Pickets Win At CCRC

Shrewsbury Pickets Win At CCRC The Criminal Cases Review Commission has today finally agreed to refer the convictions of the Shrewsbury pickets to the Court of Appeal. Eight of the North Wales building workers who were jailed or received suspended prison sentences in 1973-74, will now get the chance to show that they suffered a […]

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Shrewsbury 24 succeeds in judicial review against Criminal Cases Review Commission

Posted on May 1, 2019 in News |

Shrewsbury 24 succeeds in judicial review against Criminal Cases Review Commission

On International Workers’ Day we are delighted to inform all our supporters that we have won a crucial victory in our long struggle to overturn the convictions of the Shrewsbury 24. Yesterday, 30th April 2019, halfway through the Judicial Review hearing in the Birmingham Administrative Court, the Criminal Cases Review Commission agreed to withdraw its […]

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Court gives green light for pickets to challenge CCRC

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in News |

Court gives green light for pickets to challenge CCRC

On Friday 9th November 2018 the Shrewsbury pickets won an important victory in their long struggle to overturn their convictions. In the Administrative Court in Birmingham, Mr Justice Jay gave permission for the pickets’ application for judicial review to proceed to a full hearing. The CCRC opposed our application for Judicial Review and a single […]

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Campaign launches Judicial Review on behalf of the Shrewsbury pickets

Posted on Feb 5, 2018 in News |

Campaign launches Judicial Review on behalf of the Shrewsbury pickets

The Shrewsbury 24 Campaign made an application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) on behalf of the pickets on 3 April 2012. After sending several additional lengthy submissions to the CCRC over the past 5 years we have now received their Final Statement of Reasons.  We were extremely disappointed to be informed by the […]

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KEN O’SHEA   R.I.P.

Posted on Dec 27, 2017 in News |

KEN O’SHEA   R.I.P.

KEN O’SHEA   R.I.P. 28 March 1929 – 26 December 2017 It is with great sadness that the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign has to announce the death of the eldest surviving picket, Kenneth Desmond Francis O’Shea on Boxing Day. He was 88. Ken stood trial twice in 1973 for picketing during the national building workers’ strike in […]

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CCRC Provisional Statement of Reasons – July 2017

Posted on Jul 8, 2017 in News |

CCRC Provisional Statement of Reasons – July 2017

The Criminal Cases Review Commission has issued a ‘Provisional Statement of Reasons’ in response to the applications of the Shrewsbury pickets. The CCRC has informed us that they do not propose to refer our case back to the Court of Appeal. Although we are very disappointed with their decision we remain absolutely certain that we […]

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Important announcement- CCRC Decision

Posted on May 31, 2017 in News |

Important announcement- CCRC Decision

The CCRC have contacted the Campaign secretary Eileen Turnbull to inform us that we will receive their decision by the end of June 2017, whether to refer the pickets’ case back to the Court of Appeal. We will inform all our trade union and Labour Party affiliates and supporters as soon as we have news […]

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Update May 2017

Posted on May 19, 2017 in News |

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, […]

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