Welcome to Defend Trade Unions website

We are a London-based group determined to play our part in the unfolding crisis of capitalism. We came together in the on-going struggle for justice for the 24 Shrewsbury pickets who were the victims of a 1972 Tory-inspired conspiracy as a pretext for the anti-union laws which New Labour allowed to stay on the statute books and criminalise effective trade unionism.

Then we became active in the anti-blacklisting campaign, fighting to reveal the illegal practices of unscrupulous employers against trade unionists who campaigned for wages and working conditions.

And we have always supported the Construction Safety Campaign, fighting to make senior executives of major corporations accountable for the deaths and injuries of their workforce.

Supporters of our campaigns include:-

UCATT – Jerry Swain (London Reg. Secretary), Tom Lannon (ex – London Reg. Council Chairman), John Gould (ex – official).
UNITE РLen McCluskey (General Secretary), Bob Blackman (ex-UNITE  National Officer), Jerry Hicks.
GMB – Paul Kenny (General Secretary), Phil Davies (National Secretary), Tom Kelly (Regional Organiser).
RMT – Bob Crow (General Secretary).
NUM – Arthur Scargill (ex President NUM).
MP’s – John McDonnell, Dennis Skinner, Jeremy Corbyn.
Blacklisting Campaign – Steve Kelly, Dave Smith.
Film Directors – Ken Loach, Chris Reeves
Others – Lord Kinnock, John Hendy QC, Vic Turner (Pentonville 5 Leader), Tony O’Brien (Secretary CSC), Gary Davies (Founder Member J4SP)

You’ve Got To Be In It To Win It – Join a Trade Union of your choice today. Together, we can conquer all!

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