'Because we were living it': The hidden work of a strike

Joanne McBride, John Stirling, Shirley Winter

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This article presents an individual's experience of a strike lasting one year and nine months. It brings to readers' attention the unrecognized work that is involved in maintaining a strike - the continuous organization of 'working' the strike, ongoing networking with other activists for support, constant quests for help from trade unions, politicians and others and ongoing campaigns to raise funding and awareness. It also highlights the personal, emotional and physical effects that working a strike can have on those involved, their families and their community.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-253
JournalWork, Employment and Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


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