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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.
6 March 2019
Townsend Productions' new folk ballad "Rouse Ye Women" follows events in the 1910 chainmakers' ten-week strike in Cradley Heath, the Black Country.
18 October 2017
It is clear undercover surveillance of trade unionists and left activists has taken place - contrary to the myth that it couldn't happen in Britain.
11 October 2017
For almost 100 years a secret ban was operated to deny jobs to thousands of workers involved in trade union activity
28 September 2016
Socialist Party members from Tyneside defied an outrageous ban imposed by Newcastle Unites (NU) to join a counter-demo against the far-right English Defence league on 24 September. With our Socialist Party banner and placards held high we were the most distinct group on the march.
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.
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...
4 April 2012
Bus workers ballot: In a consultative ballot, nine out of ten bus workers, members of Unite, have voted for industrial action to back their claim for an Olympic payment...
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...
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.
20 May 2008
Three sacked Belfast Airport shop stewards, members of Unite (T&G), have resumed their protest to achieve payment of legal costs and hardship money from their union, writes Kevin Parslow.
19 May 2008
is direct responsibility of Unite joint general secretary Tony Woodley.
4 April 2007
22 February 2007
WELL KNOWN actor and former industrial militant, Ricky Tomlinson, spoke at the highly successful Campaign for a New Workers' Party meeting in Liverpool on 12 February...
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