AS the NHS hits crisis 27 copies of Socialist Worker were sold at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 24 at Royal Liverpool Hospital and 18 plus 3 copies of Socialist Review at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west London. Sales of Socialist Worker kicked off once more on Saturday with 130 papers sold in Birmingham High Street, 155 in Manchester's Market Street, 81 in Hackney's Mare Street with �110 collected for the suspended Homerton firefighters, 50 in Ashton, 45 in Wood Green in north London, and 43 in Brighton.
The Socialist Worker bus workers special we produced has gone down well. 10 were sold in the canteen of Cardiff bus garage while in Rhondda one bus worker at Porth garage took 20 copies to sell. 8 copies of Socialist Worker and 5 specials were sold at the main garage in Norwich. In London 12 specials were sold at Clapton garage, and 4 copies of Socialist Worker and 8 specials at Ladbroke Grove garage with a union rep taking 10 specials to sell, while 7 were sold at Leyton garage. In the first week of the year 3 people joined the Socialist Workers Party in Greenwich and Edinburgh Tollcross; 2 in Brighton, Sheffield and Hackney; 1 in Battersea, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Cheetham Hill and Warwick University.