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SWP news: Standard rating

Issue No. 1734

Monday's London Evening Standard reported on the tube strike in London that 'at least 16 main stations and depots were picketed, with many of the Aslef members being joined by RMT personnel and Socialist Workers Party activists'.

At the Golders Green picket line 11 copies of Socialist Worker were sold to 20 pickets, 5 were sold on the Northumberland Park depot picket line, 3 at Arnos Grove and 2 at White City.

Socialist Worker sellers have been campaigning against the steel plant closures. As a result 70 papers were sold in Newport, 28 at the Llanwern works, 7 at the Port Talbot works and 5 at Allied Steel and Wires in Cardiff.

Elsewhere 11 papers were sold at Westbourne Park bus garage in west London, 8 at both NDO post office in north London and Leeds General Infirmary, 7 at Glasgow Royal Infirmary plus 4 at Scottish Power in Cathcart.

In London on Saturday 68 papers were sold in Dalston, 64 in Wood Green and 45 in Holloway. 102 papers were sold in Sheffield city centre and 40 in Rotherham, while 46 were sold in York.

16 people joined the SWP at the Glasgow Globalise Resistance counter-conference; 15 at the London counter-conference; 8 at last Thursday's Hackney Fightback rally; 6 in Leeds; 4 in Birmingham; 3 at last Tuesday's NUT rally over pay in London, and in Coventry; and 2 on the tube workers' demonstration in Westminster on Monday.

2 people also joined the Socialist Workers Party at last Tuesday's central London meeting in support of the Turkish hunger strikers, in Wood Green and on the Hackney Fightback march to Downing Street; 1 on the Golders Green blockade in support of the tube workers, in Kilburn, Hammersmith, Salford, Newport, Toxteth, Dalston, Hoxton, Holloway and Dudley.

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Sat 10 Feb 2001, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1734
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