The Beginning of Labor's End? Britain's “Winter of Discontent” and Working-Class Women's Activism

@article{Martin2009TheBO,
  title={The Beginning of Labor's End? Britain's “Winter of Discontent” and Working-Class Women's Activism},
  author={Tara Martin},
  journal={International Labor and Working-Class History},
  year={2009},
  volume={75},
  pages={49 - 67}
}
  • Tara Martin
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • History, Economics
  • International Labor and Working-Class History
Abstract In the midst of the freezing winter of 1978 and 1979, strikes erupted across Britain. In what became infamously known as the “Winter of Discontent,” workers struck against the Labour Government's attempts to curtail wage increases. The defeat of this “incomes policy” and Labour's subsequent electoral defeat ushered in an era of unprecedented political, economic, and social change for Britain. Conservative victory, under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher, not only seemed to signal the… 
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