Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/813/18701

From The Socialist newspaper, 4 June 2014

Rapid recruitment in Plymouth

Ryan Aldred, Plymouth Socialist Party

Plymouth Socialist Party branch is set to hit its recruitment target in a matter of weeks. This is largely due to people seeing how effective our organisation can be at defending working class people from the savage effects of austerity.

One of our newest recruits, Mike, was inspired to join after socialists supported him when the DWP rejected his claim for Jobseeker's Allowance.

He was a tree surgeon but after being diagnosed with MS and losing the sight in one eye, he could no longer continue his job as it required the use of a chainsaw in precarious conditions.

Mike was justifiably angry when he was told he was entitled to nothing because he lived with his partner, Jane.

He could not get income-based JSA as Jane had two jobs, just to keep a roof over their head. He was further told he could not get contributions-based JSA as he was previously self-employed and had not contributed enough.

But the Socialist Party helped them to keep on fighting and to see that it is not an individual's problem but a problem of society.

Both Mike and Jane have now joined the Socialist Party and are keen to get more involved.

If we don't fight we will lose, but as Plymouth Socialist Party shows, if we put up a fight we can win!

The Case for Socialism - Why You Should Join

1 including postage

Available from Socialist Books, PO Box 24697, London, E11 1YD

020 8988 8789

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 4 June 2014:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Workers can win: Victory for $15 campaign in Seattle

Enough of 'all the same' capitalist politics!

TUSC: Next steps building political voice for workers

Inclusive capitalism? You're having a laugh!

Children handed poverty "life sentence"

Them & Us


International socialist news and analysis

US: How Seattle won a $15 minimum wage

Ireland: Electoral surge against austerity


Socialist Party workplace news

"Enough is enough!" - 1.5m could strike over pay

NHS: We demand a living wage!

Come to NSSN conference!

Unite conference: Fighting policies needed

UCU: Members losing patience with leadership

PCS-Unite merger: Will it strengthen our fightback?

Leeds unions prepare for action

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Bakers' Union interview: "We can stop race to bottom"

Stevenage: March against the far-right, racist EDL

Rhydyfelin library occupied by protesters


Readers' comments

NHS: Night shift and a cold rage


Building the Socialist Party

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Plan now for the fundraising collectathon

'Join the socialists' week of action

Successful building in east London

Rapid recruitment in Plymouth


 

Home   |   The Socialist 4 June 2014   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Plymouth:

triangleAsda workers protest callous bosses

trianglePlymouth posties deliver defiant message to bullying bosses

triangleAcademy strike - standing up to 'bullying' management forces climbdown

trianglePlymouth PCS members fight relocation threat

triangleSave Plymouth's libraries!

Socialist:

triangleSouthampton Socialist Party: Nigeria - which way forward for the working people and youth?

triangleBirmingham Socialist Party: Nigeria - which way forward for the working people and youth?

triangleJoin us for a festival of ideas

triangleSolidarity with the Kurdish people

Socialist Party:

trianglePacked labour movement service a fitting farewell to Tony Mulhearn

triangleSocialists attract support at first Newton Abbot meeting

trianglePosties speak at Basingstoke Socialist Party public meeting

JSA:

triangleDWP to outsource more work to Capita

triangleESA under the cosh

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

23/10/19

Socialism

Join us for a festival of ideas

23/10/19

RMT

Interview with Jared Wood - candidate for RMT union executive

23/10/19

South West

Socialists attract support at first Newton Abbot meeting

23/10/19

Basingstoke

Posties speak at Basingstoke Socialist Party public meeting

23/10/19

Barking

Burnt-out Barking residents picket builders' sales day

23/10/19

Tony Mulhearn

Packed labour movement service a fitting farewell to Tony Mulhearn

23/10/19

Derbyshire

Workplace news in brief

23/10/19

NEU

NEU members strike against sixth-form funding cuts

23/10/19

Asda

Asda contracts: Vital that GMB mobilises for industrial action

23/10/19

PCS

Marion Lloyd for PCS union general secretary

23/10/19

Nigeria

Which way forward for the working people and youth of Nigeria?

23/10/19

Socialism

Join the party that dares to fight for socialism

23/10/19

Bradford

Bradford: Workers walk out over council cuts

16/10/19

Postal workers

Massive vote for strike action: - "We're out to win!"

16/10/19

PCS

General secretary election: Marion Lloyd - standing for action on members' pay, jobs, pensions and more

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07954 376 096

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999