Great Britain's spies are to get trade-union protection, even if they're not
technically joining a union.
The staff association for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), also
known as MI6, is to join up with the First Division Association, the union for
senior government managers, the association announced.
The SIS, which handles Britain's overseas intelligence operations, had no comment.
When people join SIS they agree not to join a union, in order to keep secret
the details of their identity. The new arrangement is an affiliation that will
extend union expertise to SIS staff, without union membership. Identities will