Justice My Arse! Miscarriages of Justice Joint Benefit Party Blacklisted Workers & Justice for the Shrewsbury 24 Support Group
November 22, 2010
In support and solidarity of trade union colleagues and disabled members from Shrewsbury, we were asked to bring this event to your attention –
Justice My Arse!
Miscarriages of Justice Joint Benefit Party
Blacklisted Workers & Justice for the Shrewsbury 24 Support Group
Saturday 4th December. 7.30pm – till late
* Live bands & DJ’s *
* Rob Family R&B / rock *
* Sean Taylor Blues & more *
Guests – Arthur Scargill (ex NUM Gen Sec), Bob Crow (RMT),
Jerry Swain (UCATT) plus many more
The Wood Store Bar & Grill, Carpenters Mews, North Rd N7 9EF
(5 minutes from Caledonian Road station on the Piccadilly Line) (this venue is wheelchair accessible)
In 1972 following a national building workers strike, 24 pickets were charged under an 1875 Conspiracy Act. This was after two prosecution authorities and the police had interviewed 800 witnesses and couldn’t identify any wrong doers. The Home Office demanded they prosecute. The real conspiracy was between the Tory government, building employers and judiciary. It resulted in 6 Pickets being jailed from 6 months to 3 years. Des Warren, a UCATT member served 3yrs, died later from treatment meted out in jail. Ricky Tomlinson, of Royle Family fame, was jailed for 2yrs. Files relating to the case remain censored for national security reasons. The campaign is calling for the release of all papers, uncensored, and for the convictions to be quashed.
Last year it was revealed that major building employers had blacklisted workers who raised questions of safety and conditions. For decades some of these workers have been illegally denied work, their families have suffered great hardship. Many couldn’t get work again in the building industry – just like the Shrewsbury lads.
This benefit is to raise funds to fight for justice for these workers. Please join us for a fantastic night out – enjoy yourselves while showing your support!
Contact: Peter – 07584 325 615, www.defendtradeunions.org.uk
£10 on the door, £8 in advance, £5 concessions