Friday August 22nd 7.30 pm. Bolton Socialist Club, Wood St.
Speakers: Terry Renshaw (Chair of the Campaign) and Eileen Turnbull (Campaign Researcher).
The Shrewsbury Campaign is seeking to overturn the unjust prosecution of 24 building workers who were charged following the first ever national building workers strike in 1972. They picketed building sites in Shrewsbury during the dispute and were prosecuted in Shrewsbury Crown Court in 1973. They became known as the “Shrewsbury 24”. The main focus of the campaign at present is an application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) to have the cases of the 24 referred to the Court of Appeal and for these miscarriages of justice to be overturned. It was submitted on the 3rd April 2012.
The Shrewsbury 24 Campaign, MPs and Union Leaders outside Number 10. Left to right: Katy Clark MP, Tom Watson MP, Steve Rotheram MP, David Anderson MP, Ricky Tomlinson Convicted Picket, Eileen Turnbull Shrewsbury 24 Campaign, Len McCluskey Gen. Sec. Unite, Steve Murphy Gen. Sec. UCATT, Bob Crow Gen. Sec. RMT, John McDonell MP, Graham Morris MP.