Shrewsbury pickets’ case in Court of Appeal, 3-4 February 2021

Head Office Circular NP/047/21
Our Ref: MA
1st February 2021

The Secretary

Dear Colleague

Shrewsbury pickets’ case in Court of Appeal, 3-4 February 2021

On 3 and 4 February 2021, the Court of Appeal will hear the appeal of the North Wales building workers who were prosecuted for picketing during the 1972 national building workers strike. Six received prison sentences and sixteen received suspended prison sentences. They have always maintained their innocence of all charges.

The Shrewsbury 24 Campaign was launched in 2006 to overturn this miscarriage of justice. The Campaign represents twelve pickets including Dennis Warren (deceased), John McKinsie Jones, Kenneth O’Shea (deceased), John Clee, William Pierce, Terence Renshaw, Patrick Kevin Butcher, Bernard Williams, Alfred James (deceased), Samuel Roy Warburton (deceased), Graham Roberts (deceased) and John Kenneth Seaburg (deceased).

The Shrewsbury 24 Campaign wishes to thank RMT branches, big and small, for all the support and encouragement that you have given to the campaign over the years. Without that support, they say, the campaign would never have succeeded in getting the case into court.

Please bring the contents of this Circular and the attached campaign update to the attention of relevant members.

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary