The Committee, Affiliates and Supporters

The Committee

The Shrewsbury 24 Campaign’s origins was a meeting at The Casa in Liverpool in August 2006. Between 40-50 trade unionists from Merseyside and beyond attended and from this a steering committee was formed to obtain justice for the convicted North Wales building workers. Over the following years, as often occurs, some left the committee and new faces joined. From 2011 the core of the Campaign Committee for the next ten years, until justice was won, were:

Affiliates and supporters

The Campaign worked tirelessly to raise the case of the Shrewsbury pickets amongst the trade union movement. It sought and obtained affiliations from 21 national trade unions as shown below and hundreds of regional committees, branches, trades councils and CLPs. This support was the mainstay of the campaign through the hard years of campaigning to uncover the truth about the convictions of the pickets and to overturn this miscarriage of justice.

The Campaign’s banner was seen on national and local demonstrations, at the Durham Miners’ Gala, Tolpuddle, the Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign’s annual march in South Yorkshire and many others. Information sheets about the campaign, updated regularly, were produced in their thousands. An informative and readable website was developed, which became the shop window for the campaign alongside a Facebook page and twitter feed.

National trade unions

ASLEF (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen)

Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union

Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (a sector of Prospect)

CWU (Communication Workers Union)

EIS (The Educational Institute of Scotland)


Fire Brigades Union

GMB (General Municipal and Boilermakers Union)

Musicians Union

National Association of Probation Officers

NASUWT (National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers)

National Education Union

PCS (Public and Commercial Services Union)

PFA  (Professional Footballers’ Association)

Prison Officers Association

RMT (National Union of Rail Maritime and Transport Workers)

Society of Radiographers

TSSA (The Transport Salaried Staffs Association)

University and College Union



USDAW (Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers)

TUC (Trades Union Congress)