Mobilising societal power: Understanding public support for nursing strikes

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Title: Mobilising societal power: Understanding public support for nursing strikes
Authors: Naughton, Mary
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Date: 13-Dec-2021
Online since: 2022-01-10T16:34:38Z
Abstract: Framing is regarded as the primary mechanism through which unions generate societal power. This article examines the relationship between societal power and framing in a significant case study- a nursing strike which successfully challenged austerity wages in Ireland. Through analysis of messages of support for the strike in newspapers and on Twitter, the sources of societal power in the conflict are identified. The findings indicate that the framing strategies unions adopt and public acceptance of these strategies depend on historical and sectoral factors. In the instant case, nurses benefitted from increased societal support for the broader labour movement and recent waves of protest.
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
European Research Council
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Journal: Industrial Relations Journal
Copyright (published version): 2021 Brian Towers (BRITOW) and Wiley
Keywords: Industrial relationsHealthcareFramingPower resourcesNursesIreland
DOI: 10.1111/irj.12356
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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