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18 May 2016

Socialist Democracy General Strike Special Edition May 2016

FUEL PRICE HIKE AND ELECTRICITY TARIFF


OIL SECTOR: Deregulation is Deadly Poison


RISING COST OF LIVING: How will the Poor Survive?


SPN SUPPORTS N56,000 NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE


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16 May 2016

Herdsmen Menace: SPN Condemns Mass Killings of Nigerians

• We condemn government’s half-hearted and haphazard Approach
• We call for united movement of peace-loving communities and herdsmen to resist and disarm criminal herders
• For socialist programmes for modern agricultural system for food security and to end the horrors of climate crisis

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) joins millions of Nigerians to condemn the heinous and continuous killings of Nigerians in the continuing, and increasing number of, conflicts breaking out in different parts of the country.

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13 May 2016

HIKE IN FUEL PRICE TO N145 IS THE HEIGHT OF INSENSITIVITY AND CRUELTY

FOR A 72-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE

NLC, TUC AND PRO-LABOUR GROUPS MUST RESIST DEREGULATION OF THE OIL INDUSTRY

SPN DEMANDS IMMEDIATE REVERSAL TO N86.50

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in strong terms the 67% hike in the price of fuel to N145 and hereby demands an immediate and unconditional reversal to the original price of N86.50k.

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7 May 2016

2016 May Day: Workers Celebrate Day Amidst Unpaid Salaries and Rising Cost of Living

 May Day 2016: Textile Labour Union in Abuja - photo DSM

May Day 2016: Textile Labour Union in Abuja - photo DSM

This year’s May Day was held at a period when a majority of states, 24 according to the Vanguard newspaper, owe workers backlogs of salaries. Even those who collected salaries have seen their wage eroded by inflation and foreign exchange crisis that has increased cost of goods and services. It is against this background that the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress formally proposed a new minimum wage of N56,000 a few days before the May Day. Besides, the current minimum wage of N18,000 that was signed into law in 2011 is already statutorily due for a review.

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1 May 2016

2016 MAY DAY: SPN Message

THE LABOUR MOVEMENT MUST LEAD THE WORKING PEOPLE OUT OF THIS SOCIO-ECONOMIC CRISIS

• A 24-hour General Strike and Mass Protest is Long Overdue!
• Only Struggle Can Win N56, 000 Minimum Wage!
• Socialist Change is the only Genuine Change!

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) felicitates with Nigerian workers as they celebrate Workers' Day. We identify with the struggles of Nigerian workers for better living and working conditions.

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30 April 2016

RECENT STUDENTS' UPRISING

ERC CALLS FOR COORDINATED AND UNITED ACTION

Over the past three weeks, students have risen up on several campuses to protest against fees, poor welfare conditions etc. These protests have occurred in UNILAG, BSU, UNIPORT, AAUA, Ogun State College of Health Tech and now UI. At least 3 of these campuses have been closed while two students were, reportedly, shot dead by police in UNIPORT.

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26 April 2016

DSM Condemns Osun NLC Chairman's Comments on Salaries and Pensions

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, expresses its displeasure over comments credited to the chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Osun State, Mr. Jacob Adekomi by a television station, absolving the Rauf Aregbesola-led Osun State government of any wrongdoing in the payment of salaries and pension to workers and retirees. We also view such comments as unbecoming of labour leader, whose main responsibility is the protection of workers' welfare and rights.

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25 April 2016

Capitalism is a Dead-end for Humanity

DSM National Committee discusses crises in Nigeria and worldwide

The National Committee (NC) meeting of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held over April 16 to 17 took place as important changes are beginning to be seen as Nigeria's many crises and the new government's inability to stop the rot is resulting in growing pressure from below for something to be done. Pressure which has resulted in the trade union leaders threatening to call a "one-day national warning strike/protest", although up to now no date has been announced.

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25 April 2016

Education is not Business, Students are not Customers: Building a Fight Back against education attacks

So Far No change in Education

Friday April 15 saw the students’ wing of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) meet to discuss the future of Nigeria’s Education sector. Discussions centred on what needed to be done to both in regard to immediate issues like fees and conditions as well as how to secure the fundamental changes that the entire education sector requires.

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20 April 2016

Why Socialists fight for the liberation of women

Last Thursday, 14 April 2016, makes it exactly two years that 219 school girls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State. The fate of the Chibok girls makes it important for us to reflect on the challenges women face under capitalism and the solutions that socialism has to all these.

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