Thursday, June 24, 2010

COUNCIL FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE UNIONS V MINISTER FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE

A BRIEF HISTORY ON CCSU--1
 The main functions of the Goverment Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) were to ensure the security of Military and Official communications and to provide the Goverment with signals intelligence; they involved the handling of secret information vital to national security.
22 December 1983- Minister for the Civil Service- under Article 4 of the Civil Service Order in Council 1982- immediate variation of  the terms  and conditions of staff- no longer permitted to belong to National Trade Union-- there was no prior consultation.
J Glidewell  granted the applicants a declaration that the instruction was invalid and of no effect.

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