THE ANGER in the health service over lack of funding and pay has been reflected in some very high Socialist Worker sales. Sellers sold out of 40 papers outside Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Twenty three copies were sold at Royal Liverpool Hospital and 14 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead. Other successful workplace sales included 34 at Sunderland Civic Centre, 17 at Manchester Town Hall, 9 at both Newcastle BT exchange and Leyton Town Hall, 7 at Vickers in Newcastle, plus 6 at Swinton Town Hall. Fifteen Socialist Worker bus workers' specials were sold at the Gyratory bus terminal in Liverpool.
It was a similar story on the Saturday street sales, with 128 papers sold on Glasgow's Argyle Street campaigning for the scrapping of Section 28, 115 in Leeds city centre, 95 in Bristol Broadmead, 75 in Nottingham, 73 in Wood Green in north London, 58 in Chrisp Street market in east London, 36 in Notting Hill, plus 32 in the Blue in Bermondsey, while in south Wales 32 were sold in Neath plus 22 in Port Talbot, with both sales running out of papers! Manchester sales saw 207 papers sold in Market Street, 35 in Eccles and 25 in Swinton. In the last week 4 people joined the Socialist Workers Party in Swansea; 3 in Oxford and Glasgow; 2 at Solihull 6th Form Centre, in Highbury, Nottingham and at the Socialist Worker readers' meeting for bus workers; 1 in Bristol Kingswood, Bristol Easton, Birmingham University, Birmingham Bordesley Green, Liverpool, Manchester, Whitechapel, Chesterfield, Thames Valley University and Notting Hill.