P&O - Save the jobs! London protest, 18 March 2022, photo by Paula Mitchell
P&O - Save the jobs! London protest, 18 March 2022, photo by Paula Mitchell

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who helped us reach our fighting fund target for the first quarter of 2022. The final figures will be reported in next week’s issue of the Socialist.

The Socialist Party is putting forward an alternative to the many crises facing the working class: in the last few weeks we had the war in Ukraine, a worsening of the cost-of -iving crisis and the offensive attack on workers by the bosses, including the sacking of 800 P&O workers.

We say it doesn’t have to be like this. We are helping to build campaigns to increase our pay and living conditions. We are also standing as part of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition and boldly putting forward an electoral challenge in the May elections.

Keep supporting and donating to us to get our socialist message out as widely as possible. Whether this is through the pages of the Socialist or our leaflets, placards, posters and banners. All of this costs money, and reaching our fighting fund target gives us the money to produce all this material.

At the start of March, with 4 weeks to go, we were on 47% of our target. Our members and supporters have pulled out all the stops to raise money to spread our socialist ideas far and wide. At the Wales Socialist Party conference and the regional conferences in Southern and South East and Yorkshire we had tremendous fighting fund appeals.

Despite the difficult weather conditions in the first couple of months, we had good responses on our campaigning stalls and demonstrations, on a whole range of issues from nationalising the energy companies, fighting the pay cuts hitting workers, like the Just Eat strikers’, to ending the war in Ukraine and defending the NHS.

Reaching our target has been a brilliant achievement, but the fight for socialism continues in the next quarters, and so will our fundraising. Help us to kickstart the new quarter that begins on the 6 April by making a donation now. And if you agree with us aren’t a member, join us now.

Socialist Party finance department