publication . Other literature type . Thesis . 2022

TRADE UNION ACTION AND THE CRIMINAL LAW: THE CASE OF THE SHREWSBURY PICKETS

Turnbull, E;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2022
  • Publisher: University of Liverpool Repository
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The imprisonment of trade unionists in the United Kingdom for events occurring during strikes has been a rare occurrence, particularly over the past three decades when strikes have declined to an all-time low. The trials and convictions of a group of North Wales building workers in 1973-74 for picketing-related offences during the first and only UK national building workers strike raises important issues for all those engaged in challenging the politics and effects of austerity and neo-liberalism. This thesis is an analysis of the case of the 'Shrewsbury 24', using newly-available documents that have been located during the research. It illustrates how the state...
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