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Socialist Worker workplace sales are a winner

Issue No. 2055

Socialist Worker supporters have thrown themselves into building support for the postal workers who have voted to take strike action.

They are leafleting mail centres and delivery offices as well as encouraging other workers to act in solidarity.

Sales of Socialist Worker, which has extensive coverage of the dispute and discussion of how to win, have also soared.

In addition to the around 400 papers sold at the CWU union conference last week, there were sales at many postal workplaces across the country.

From Cambridge, Alan reports, 'We had a discussion in our branch meeting last week about workplace sales.

We already sell at the main civil service building one morning every week, and it was agreed to set up sales at the two postal depots straight away.

'At the depots we leafleted and spoke to a good number of postal workers. The union rep, who we didn't know before, came and spoke to us, bought the paper and agreed to get involved in building the trades council's Defend Public Services – No to the Pay Freeze rally.

'I'm a student and this was my first such sale, but I could see how useful it is for us to do workplace sales.

'Now I have responsibility for organising the sale at the delivery office tomorrow.'

Writing on the wall at the GMB

The GMB union ensured Socialist Worker was prominent at their conference last week – they plastered our coverage of the battle to keep the Remploy factories open in their entrance hall! Over 160 papers were sold to delegates, the best for several years.

More drawn into socialists' web

Socialist Worker's website had a record number of visitors last week. Over seven days more than 200,000 pages were viewed.

The total was boosted by readers looking at news from the CWU union conference and the protests against the G8 summit in Rostock, Germany.

However, the bulk of the viewers were looking at current and past coverage over a wide range of news coverage, analysis and theory.

On the web you will often find updates to stories that have appeared in the print edition – and coverage of events that have taken place after we have gone to press.

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Tue 12 Jun 2007, 19:56 BST
Issue No. 2055
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