Photos from the Archive: #GCHQ 30th anniversary of Thatcher’s ban on trade unions #proudtobeunion #TUC 12 years to get their rights back

January 25, 2014
GCHQ trade union member Mike Grindley recruiting civil servants the day after a court decision in favour of their right to membership at the secret listening base  Cheltenham  © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

GCHQ trade union member Mike Grindley recruiting civil servants the day after a court decision in favour of their right to membership at the secret listening base Cheltenham
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Brian Johnson (IPCS) thanking supporters on the day he was sacked for refusing to give up his rights to belong to a trade union after 33 years of work at GCHQ, GCHQ Trade unions, Cheltenham © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Brian Johnson (IPCS) thanking supporters on the day he was sacked for refusing to give up his rights to belong to a trade union after 33 years of work at GCHQ, GCHQ Trade unions, Cheltenham
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Over 10,000 marched through Cheltenham on the 5th anniversary of the ban on trades union membership GCHQ for which members were then sacked. GCHQ Trade unions, Cheltenham © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Over 10,000 marched through Cheltenham on the 5th anniversary of the ban on trades union membership GCHQ for which members were then sacked. GCHQ Trade unions, Cheltenham
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GCHQ day Westminster Hall rally to protest at the sacking workers from GCHQ insisting on their right mind trade union, London  GCHQ Trade unions © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

GCHQ day Westminster Hall rally to protest at the sacking workers from GCHQ insisting on their right mind trade union, London GCHQ Trade unions
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Mike Grindley and Norman Willis (TUC), GCHQ day Westminster Hall rally to protest at the sacking workers from GCHQ insisting on their right mind trade union, London  GCHQ Trade unions © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Mike Grindley and Norman Willis (TUC), GCHQ day Westminster Hall rally to protest at the sacking workers from GCHQ insisting on their right mind trade union, London GCHQ Trade unions
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KFAT women on the march  GCHQ trade unions annual march & rally for the restoration the right to organize trades unions GCHQ Cheltenham    © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

KFAT women on the march
GCHQ trade unions annual march & rally for the restoration the right to organize trades unions GCHQ Cheltenham
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Clive Brook PTC and Mike Grindley  GCHQ trade unions annual march & rally for the restoration the right to organize trade unions GCHQ Cheltenham    © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.c

Clive Brook PTC and Mike Grindley
GCHQ trade unions annual march & rally for the restoration the right to organize trade unions GCHQ Cheltenham
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GCHQ trade unions vigil for the restoration the right to organize trades unions at GCHQ Cheltenham  © John Harris

GCHQ trade unions vigil for the restoration the right to organize trades unions at GCHQ Cheltenham
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GCHQ trades unions vigil for the restoration the right to organize trade unions at GCHQ Cheltenham    © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

GCHQ trades unions vigil for the restoration the right to organize trade unions at GCHQ Cheltenham
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GCHQ trade unions annual march & rally for the restoration the right to organize trade unions at GCHQ Cheltenham    © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

GCHQ trade unions annual march & rally for the restoration the right to organize trade unions at GCHQ Cheltenham
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Women of the Waterfront. Thousands of trade unionists march through Cheltenham for the 13th year to protest at the  ban and sacking of trade union members at GCHQ  25.1.97 © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Women of the Waterfront. Thousands of trade unionists march through Cheltenham for the 13th year to protest at the ban and sacking of trade union members at GCHQ 25.1.97
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Sacked GCHQ workers march back into the Government intelligence base after 4,860 days fighting the ban on trades unions imposed in 1984. GCHQ Cheltenham  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Sacked GCHQ workers march back into the Government intelligence base after 4,860 days fighting the ban on trades unions imposed in 1984. GCHQ Cheltenham
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GCHQ trade unions march and rally to celebrate the restoration the right to organize trade unions at GCHQ Cheltenham  31.8.97   © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

GCHQ trade unions march and rally to celebrate the restoration the right to organize trade unions at GCHQ Cheltenham 31.8.97
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GCHQ trade unions march and rally to celebrate the restoration the right to organize trade unions at GCHQ Cheltenham  31.8.97   © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

GCHQ trade unions march and rally to celebrate the restoration the right to organize trade unions at GCHQ Cheltenham 31.8.97
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

GCHQ trade unions march and rally to celebrate the restoration the right to organize trade unions at GCHQ Cheltenham  31.8.97   © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

GCHQ trade unions march and rally to celebrate the restoration the right to organize trade unions at GCHQ Cheltenham 31.8.97
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Pride,  Brian Johnson  GCHQ trade unions march and rally to celebrate the restoration the right to organize a trades union at GCHQ Cheltenham  31.8.97   © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Pride, Brian Johnson
GCHQ trade unions march and rally to celebrate the restoration the right to organize a trades union at GCHQ Cheltenham 31.8.97
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GCHQ 15 years anniversary, Cheltenham © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

GCHQ 15 years anniversary, Cheltenham
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