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31 March 2021
Solicitor Paul Heron explains about the quashing of the convictions
24 March 2021
The Shrewsbury Pickets have had their convictions overturned. Ancient 'conspiracy' legislation was used to convict them for picketing during the national building strike in 1972.
24 October 2018
Recently, a group in Telford, Shropshire has highlighted events that took place in the county in 1821, known as the Cinderloo uprising. The very name indicates the national effects of the growing Chartist movement and the events of Peterloo two years earlier.
6 January 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Prison officers' conference to discuss attacks at work; junior doctors' strike back on; fighting the anti-union bill in Lancashire.
29 October 2015
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists / United We Stand
12 November 2014
It is the summer of 1972, two years into a Tory government, and building workers take strike action against the 'Lump' - the use of cash-in-hand non-union labour in the building industry, writes Reviewed by Kate Jones, Socialist Party Wales.
24 January 2013
The government has refused to publish documents relating to the Shrewsbury 24 case
19 December 2012
Ricky Tomlinson's announcement that the Justice for the Shrewsbury Pickets Campaign has launched a petition to secure the release of state documents, deserves maximum support...
11 July 2011
All 6,500 Shropshire county council employees have been sent 90-day redundancy notices last week, writes Sam Morecroft, Shropshire Socialist Party.
26 May 2011
Thursday 29th May 2011: From Tunisia, to Egypt, to Bahrain, to Libya, to Yemen, to Djibouti and Morocco, the revolution that was sparked by the self-immolation of the desperate and heroic street seller in Tunisia has erupted throughout the Middle East...
23 February 2011
What we think: Cuts-making councillors must be challenged:
Barclays Bank made £11.6 billion in profits in 2009 and paid just 1% of that in UK corporation tax...
Demonstration reports from Bristol, Hackney, Hillingdon, Shrewsbury, Waltham Forest, Lewisham and Rhondda Cynon Taff
16 February 2011
Tata steelworks cleaners' strike: Around 70 contract cleaners, working for OCS at the Tata Steelworks in Port Talbot, South Wales are taking part in two days of strike action in a dispute over pay...
15 September 2010
Thirty people gathered in Shrewsbury on Thursday 9 September for a Socialist Party (SP) public meeting entitled 'what is the socialist alternative?' with the party's deputy general secretary, Hannah Sell, as the guest speaker, writes Sarah Marshall Shropshire Socialist Party.
7 July 2010
Socialist Party members formed a large, colourful, youthful and lively contingent on the Shrewsbury 24 campaign 3 July march and rally in Shrewsbury...
10 March 2010
In 1972, 31 pickets were arrested and put on trial in Shrewsbury, 24 were convicted. The Tory government was trying to wreak revenge on striking building workers, after being given a bloody nose by the...
8 July 2009
Around 400 trade unionists marched through Shrewsbury on Saturday 4 July in pursuit of justice for the 24 building workers who were put on trial in 1973 following their successful 1972 building workers strike, writes Dave Griffiths and Andy Ford.
30 June 2009
Speakers at the rally will include: representatives of the Shrewsbury Justice Campaign, Ricky Tomlinson, 1972 jailed picket, Arthur Scargill, NUM leader during the year long miners' strike 25 years ago, Rob Williams, victimised Linamar Swansea Unite convenor and vice chair of NSSN, and a PCS union...
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