Neil and Mike Grindley

Neil Grindley & Mike Grindley My father, Mike Grindley (1937 – 2023), led the second longest continuously fought trade union dispute in British trade union history. In 1984 Margaret Thatcher’s government imposed a ban on the right to a belongto a trade union at the Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham. After 13 years, the trade union movement was able to celebrate a rare success. On 25th July 1997, Mike led his fellow trade unionists back into GCHQ following the overturning of the ban by an incoming Labour government.


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