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27 July 2015

OKADA BAN IN AKURE

CONTINUATION OF ANTI-POOR POLICIES OF THE MIMIKO LED GOVERNMENT

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM,) Ondo State Chapter, condemns the ban of commercial motorcycle (okada) operation in some roads and streets in Akure, the State capital. This ban is a continuation of the anti-poor policies of the state government.

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23 July 2015

CDWR MASS MEETING INITIATES CAMPAIGN FOR FULL PAYMENT OF UNPAID SALARY AND PENSION ARREARS IN OYO STATE

The Oyo State Chapter of Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) initiated a public meeting of public workers in the state on Tuesday 21st of July, 2015. This meeting was organized to launch a campaign among public workers in the state for full payment of all unpaid salaries and pensions by the APC-led government in the state

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22 July 2015

N713 BILLION BAIL-OUT FUND

*Oyo Workers and retirees must insist on full payment of unpaid salaries and pensions

*Labour leaders must not negotiate must not negotiate part payment of salaries and pensions arrears

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR), Oyo State Chapter, urges workers and retirees in the state to be more diligent and organised with a view to make it difficult for the N713 billion bailout fund recently approved by the federal government (FG) being misappropriated.

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22 July 2015

WE OPPOSE THE PROSCRIPTION OF STAFF UNIONS IN TAI SOLARIN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OMU-IJEBU

Amosun regime must stop the attacks on workers' rights

The Democratic Socialist Movement, Ogun State branch, condemns in strongest terms the suspension of the activities of the staff unions in Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu-Ijebu, Odogbolu Local Government Area, Ogun State. Ogun State through a letter stating that the Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has approved the suspension of activities of staff unions in the institution.

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17 July 2015

UNPAID WORKERS SALARIES: BAILOUT NOT SUSTAINABLE

DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF PUBLIC RESOURCES BY THE WORKING PEOPLE IS THE ONLY WAY TO JUDICIOUSLY MANAGE STATE FUNDS

For tens of thousands of workers and pensioners in about 20 states across the federation who have gone hungry for as much as 7 months and above, the federal government’s bailout is nothing but a welcome relief. But unfortunately, the bailout will only be a temporary relief since the underlying causes of the bankruptcy of the states remain unaddressed.

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15 July 2015

Purported Agreement between Labour Leaders and Osun Government

DSM Calls for Immediate Congress of Workers and Pensioners to Accept or Reject the Agreement

• Strike Must Continue, With Mass Mobilization for Protests, Rallies and Pickets

• Aregbesola Government Should Declare Accrued Money to the State

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13 July 2015

DSM MEMBERS AND OTHER ACTIVISTS PROTEST PLANNED HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF AT THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT LAGOS

Protesters at Federal High Court Lagos against planned  increase in electricity tariff, photo DSM

Protesters at Federal High Court Lagos against planned increase in electricity tariff, photo DSM

About 20 demonstrators, including members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and activists from different communities in Lagos, held a protest action against the planned increase in electricity tariff on Thursday July 9, 2015.

The protest took place at the Federal High Court Ikoyi Lagos where the suit filed by a human rights lawyer, Toluwani Adebiyi, seeking to stop the planned hike in electricity tariff by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the private electricity Distribution Companies (disco’s) came for hearing.

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8 July 2015

Protest against Aregbesola: We Condemn State Sponsored Attacks on Protesters

· Labour Movement must mobilise workers to the Arena of Struggle

· Aregbesola should address workers' demands rather than silencing dissenting views

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, condemns the violent attacks carried out on a peaceful protest demanding impeachment of the Osun State governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, for alleged gross financial misconduct. Despite not being part of the organizing this protest, we support all civil actions meant to put Aregbesola government on trial for use or misuse of Osun State funds. We also support the right of individuals and groups to protest against government’s policies.

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3 July 2015

Osun State Salary Payment: Struggle Pays

• Workers’ fight starts to produce results

• But one month’s salary is too little, too late. Aregbesola govt. should immediately pay all outstanding salaries, allowances, pensions and gratuities

• Workers must be steadfast in the struggle to guarantee full payment

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, commends the public sector workers in Osun State for their steadfastness in the struggle for immediate payment of their seven month salary arrears. This struggle has already won its first victory, by compelling the Rauf Aregbesola-led government to pay one month's salary out of seven months owed, and some installments of pensions. This shows that struggle pays.

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29 June 2015

Osun State Finances and Non-Payment of Salaries:

DSM Welcomes Justice Oloyede's Call for a probe of the Aregbesola Government

• Only mass movement of workers, youths and the oppressed can compel House of Assembly to act

The attention of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter has been drawn to a petition, widely reported in the newspapers, written by a serving judge in Osun State, Justice Folahanmi Oloyede, requesting the House of Assembly to immediately initiate impeachment proceeding against the Governor over non-payment of workers' salaries and retirees' pensions for more than eight (8) months, and financial mismanagement in the state.

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