Wives Supporting the INCO Strikers, September 1978- June 1979

As part of a bitter eight and a half month long strike (15 September 1978 – 7 June 1979) by United Steelworkers Local 6500 at INCO, women in the Sudbury community organise Wives Supporting the Strike.

They build support around the country that brings together unions and feminist groups. Wives Supporting the Strike also provide practical support in their community, including a Christmas party for about 10,000 children and a bean supper for about 5,000 people. Some of the Wives group go to Toronto to join the International Women’s Day march in March 1979.