Napo members joined other trade union members and community campaigners last Saturday 27 January in Cheltenham.
This was to commemorate that forty years ago, Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government attacked trade union rights – at GCHQ, where union members were told to resign their membership or be sacked. After a long campaign marked by the fortitude of the workers and their families, and the solidarity of the whole movement, they were reinstated when an incoming Labour government repealed the ban. Today, again this fundamental human right is under attack by the Minimum Service Levels Act recently introduced by the current Tory government.
Thanks go out to all Napo members who have been out on protest rallies before and those who were able to make it on the day.
It was an excellent turnout with inspiring speeches – and we really made our voices heard loud and strong: the trade union movement together will fight to protect the right to strike!