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GCHQ employees sacked for refusing to give up union membership

Title
GCHQ employees sacked for refusing to give up union membership
Genre
Interview
TX Date
18 Nov 1988
Year of production
1988
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Duration
00:02:20
Description
Today is the last day of work for the first four people sacked from the Government’s GCHQ at Cheltenham. They have been dismissed for refusing to give up their union membership, after the Government claimed union involvement was a threat to security. Eighteen people in all face sackings or compulsory transfers. Mike Grindley, who has worked at the centre for 27 years, says he is outraged by his dismissal. Female reporter not identified. Broadcast on Invicta Radio.
Contributors
Invicta Radio; Mike Grindley
Keywords
Trade unions; Government; Margaret Thatcher; Civil servants; State security; Civil and political rights; Intelligence service; GCHQ; Dismissal from employment; Trade union members

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