Labour Studies Index

In the Public Interest: Nurses on Strike

Document type Book chapter
Author Briskin, Linda
Series Editor Savage, Larry
Editor Savage, Larry
Series Editor Ross, Stephanie
Editor Ross, Stephanie
Book Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity
Publisher Fernwood; Halifax
Date 2013
ISBN 9781552665, 1552665844
Pages 91-102


Examines the "politicization of caring" and the contest for the public trust between nurses and the state since 1960. Concludes that nurse militancy demonstrates how the battle against austerity can be fought.


Abstract by Desmond Maley.