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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 August 2020

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Demanding a 15% pay rise for NHS workers, 8th August 2020, Manchester, photo Sally G

Demanding a 15% pay rise for NHS workers, 8th August 2020, Manchester, photo Sally G   (Click to enlarge)

Pete Mason, Socialist Party finance organiser

Your donations help us campaign on the vital issues facing working people. On 8 August, NHS workers were protesting all around the country, infuriated that many are not receiving decent pay increases this year.

They welcomed our backing for their 15% pay rise demand. Joe Fathallah from Cardiff East Socialist Party sent us in 32: "From the nurses' pay protest. People were giving me fivers and tenners for the Socialist."

80 came in the last week for our coronavirus appeal, including 40 from the Black Country. If you haven't donated yet, now is the time. Go to socialistparty.org.uk/donate and put 'coronavirus appeal' in the comments.

Jon Dale from Mansfield got 9 from a thankful regular reader who he was unable to visit with the Socialist during lockdown.

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Thanks to Joao who gave 5: "For a better and fairer world". And to Matt from south west London, who gave 40 with the message: "Afraid I can't afford too much at the moment".

Large or small, all are welcome. In fact, the over 800 we raised in Fighting Fund last week was all from similar small donations.

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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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Sheffield: Support Sue

Brighton: Another luxury development

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