To the fore
SOCIALIST WORKER supporters were to the fore in building the strikes and protests against the cuts the New Labour/Tory coalition are pushing through in the London borough of Hackney.
Over 250 copies of Socialist Worker were sold on Monday’s protests, with 28 people joining the SWP. 94 papers were sold on the Dudley hospitals strikers’ demonstration. 12 papers were sold to strikers at Paisley Post Office.
27 copies of Socialist Worker were sold last week at the PTA and the Engine Plant at Ford Dagenham, 6 at Hounslow Civic Centre, 5 at both Sheffield’s Hallamshire Hospital and Bolton Town Hall, plus 3 at Rotherham Direct Works department.
In Leeds, campaigning against PFI, 9 papers were sold at Leeds General Infirmary, 6 at Seacroft Hospital and 4 at St James Hospital. In Nottingham 5 papers were sold at the Inland Revenue office and 3 at the Chalfont Drive civil service office.
On Clydeside 7 papers were sold at Chivas Regal and 5 at both Yarrow shipyard and Scottish Power in Cathcart.
In addition to the 28 people who joined the SWP in Hackney on Monday, another 12 joined in the previous week; 6 people joined in Leeds; 4 in Birmingham and Holloway in north London; 2 at the University of Central England, Glasgow, Newcastle, Newcastle University and Nottingham; 1 in Harrow, Edinburgh University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Chorlton, on the Dudley hospitals demonstration and at the People and Planet conference.
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