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

McBride, Joanne, Stirling, John and Winter, Shirley (2013) 'Because we were living it': The hidden work of a strike. Work, Employment and Society, 27 (2). pp. 244-253. ISSN 0950-0170

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017012460308


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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online 7-3-13 ahead of print.
Uncontrolled Keywords: hidden work; strike; unrecognized work
Subjects: L300 Sociology
V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 10:49
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/20767

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