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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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26 June 2015

JUMBO SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES FOR POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS ARE UNJUSTIFIED AND PARASITIC

SPN DEMANDS LIVING WAGE FOR WORKERS

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the unwarranted and parasitic jumbo allowance and salaries being collected by political office holders and appointees at all levels of government and tiers.

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24 June 2015

Worsening Electricity Supply Sparks Protest In Many Communities

By Chinedu Bosah

The worsening of electricity supply and monumental exploitation of consumers since the privatization of the power sector has triggered protests in many communities in the last 4 months across the country especially in Lagos. In May the electricity generation went down to an all-time low of 1300MW for a population of over 170 million people. Despite government investment of over $20 billion since 1999, the privatization of the power sector at rock-bottom price of about N530 billion with no liability, and the continuous bailout of the private companies, electricity supply is worse than pre-privatisation period with many communities across the country thrown into darkness for most of the time.

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24 June 2015

Socialist Democracy June-July 2015

Socialist Democracy: June-July, 2015 Edition

BUHARI GOVERNMENT: Working People Must Prepare to Struggle for Improvement and Real Change


BOKO HARAM: Can Moving Military Command Center to Maiduguri End the Insurgency?


ELECTRICITY PRIVATISATION HAS FAILED For Return of Power Sector to Public Ownership under Democratic Control


UNPAID SALARIES: Time for a coordinated mass workers fight-back


DEEPENING CRISIS IN THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT


Socialist Democracy: June-July, 2015 Edition

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16 May 2015

UNPAID SALARIES: TIME FOR A COORDINATED MASS WORKERS FIGHTBACK

NLC and TUC Must Declare a 24-Hour Warning National Strike as the Next Step

We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) call on the national leadership of the two trade union centres, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) (of both the two factions) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), to immediately call a one-day warning nationwide strike action with mass protests over the gale of unpaid salaries of workers across the country. This should be the next step in the struggle over the issue which has already broken out in a number of states.

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10 June 2015

Osun State Finances and Non-Payment of Salaries:

Aregbesola Government Excuses Are Ridiculous and Untenable

The attention of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State Chapter has been drawn to a statement credited to the governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, as reported by the Punch and Guardian newspapers, during the inauguration of the new State Assembly that the reason the government wickedly denied workers their salaries for months is because of increases made to workers' salaries since 2012. This is an attempt to shift the blame on non-payment of workers' salaries onto workers themselves. We in the SPN reject this hypocritical excuse of the government.

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29 May 2015

Buhari Government: Working People Must Prepare to Struggle for improvement and Real Change

Corruption is rooted in capitalism

Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) Statement

Today May 29, 2015 is historic in Nigeria being the first time an elected opposition takes over the mantle of government. The high expectation among the large layers of the populace from the new government of Muhammadu Buhari is palpable. Many people could not wait to see the back of Goodluck Jonathan government who proved to be a monumental failure, something that was excruciatingly manifested with an unprecedented total shutdown of the country in the last weeks of his outgoing government.

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15 June 2015

BUHARI'S INAUGURATION: THE TASKS AHEAD FOR WORKERS AND YOUTH

By Ayo Ademiluyi

Muhammadu Buhari, former Military Head of State was formally sworn in as a democratically-elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2015. This was after an election that has been regarded as "historic" due to the defeat of the incumbent for the first time in a presidential election in Nigeria. His electioneering campaign was full of promises on raising living standards and turning around the economy. Among many working people there are high expectations that the Buhari regime will hit the ground running to deliver on his huge promises.

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14 June 2015

AJEGUNLE PEOPLE PROTEST AGAINST POOR ELECTRICITY POWER SUPPLY AND EXPLOITATION

Protesers on the march, photo DSM

Protesers on the march, photo DSM

By Lexan Ali

June 4th saw residents of Aiyetoro community in Ajegunle, Lagos, under the aegis of Ajegunle People and Community Movement, stage a protest rally to the EKEDP (Eko Electricity Distribution Company) office, Zeek Plaza, Apapa, against poor electricity supply and rapacious exploitation of consumers through estimated/crazy billing by the distribution company.

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