time. It provides an overview of representations and public discourses surrounding women’s workplace protest found in feministliterature, trade union publications and sociological studies. The rest of
the book identifies the personal implications of these broader social and
political changes for female workers who engaged in collective action
through an analysis of four case studies of workplace disputes organised
by women during this period.
The case studies present four different examples of women asserting
their rights in the workplace. To start, Chapter 2