Justice after 48 years for the Shrewsbury 24

After 48 years the Shrewsbury pickets who had been accused of unlawful assembly and conspiracy to intimidate have finally seen justice when their prosecutions were thrown out by the high court.

This is a huge victory for our entire movement and should be celebrated as such.

We in the PCS were proud to give our full support and solidarity to the campaign. Ricky Tomlinson addressed PCS Left Unity conference and DWP Group Conference during the campaign, and at both meetings members expressed full solidarity.

At a time when it is again under threat we must always defend workers’ rights to picket and protest.

Fran Heathcote