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Issue No. 1930

Returning the favour

STEEL ERECTORS at the Wembley Stadium site in north west London took up a collection for the Socialist Worker appeal last week and raised £48.

“When we were on strike Socialist Worker helped organise collections which were important to us winning our dispute,” said Jon Wood, a GMB rep at the site.

“So it is only right that we did a collection for your appeal. The lads were happy to help out, and we hope the fundraising goes well everywhere else.”

Socialist Worker sellers on the regular weekly sale at the site had planned to do a collection at the gate. But the workers took the collection sheet inside to organise the collection themselves.

The steel erectors won their victory in September, defeating an attempt by construction contractors to break national terms and conditions.

Socialist Worker covered the dispute in detail—and was the only paper to report it from the perspective of the strikers.

But it’s not just workers who have recently been involved in industrial action who understand the value of Socialist Worker and are keen to help raise funds for the paper.

Moira Nolan, a teacher at Forest Hill School in south east London, received donations and pledges for over £90 last week in a workplace collection.

“I gave money to the appeal because the paper has an alternative viewpoint to what we’re presented with by the mainstream media—it has a different perspective,” says Shelly, one of the teachers who donated.

Why not organise a collection in your workplace or community?

Collection sheets can be obtained by phoning the appeal on the number below.

You can donate securely online here or by phone on 020 7538 2707. Post cheques (payable to “SW Moving Fund”) and send to PO Box 82, London E3 3LH.

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Sat 4 Dec 2004, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1930
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