women's support group

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A group of wives, partners, and other family members and friends that is formed to provide support and campaign on behalf of striking workers. The formation of women's support groups has been a feature of major conflicts arising from the restructuring of traditional industries in Australia, the UK, the USA, and other countries and is indicative of community mobilization behind groups of workers engaged in conflict. The activities of women's support groups include providing food and other material support to strikers and their families, involvement in picketing and demonstrations, and rallying support for strikers in the labour movement and beyond.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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