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27 June 2016

OYO WORKERS AND PENSIONERS MUST REMAIN STEADFAST IN THEIR STRUGGLE

* NO victimisation of school principals for students’ protest against Government plan to mortgage their future!

The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN Oyo State Chapter, strongly supports the strike and struggle of workers and retirees in Oyo State over non-payment of salary and pension arrears.

We also support the demand for reversal of decision to sell public schools, call for adequate funding of the education sector including payment of living wages and other incentives for educational workers and withdrawal of trumped-up charges against the State Chair of NLC and 6 other labour leaders.

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26 June 2016

Oyo Workers insist on “No Pay No Work”

Determined Workers hold rallies at the NLC secretariat three days a week

It was an atmosphere filled with suspicion and apprehension when in the early hours of Friday, 17th June, 2016 as thousands of striking workers of Oyo State who gathered as usual at the state secretariat of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), were waiting for the Labour leaders for the report of the meeting held with the state government the previous day.

Despite all forms of efforts and pressures by the state government the rally still went ahead and was very massive as thousands of workers, including the market women and men, trooped out in their numbers to support the agitation against the planned privatisation of schools and non-payment of salary and pension arrears. The struggle that started at the beginning of June has not lost momentum.

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26 June 2016

Hijab Crisis in Osun State: Avoidable Distraction caused by Aregbesola Government's Policies

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, is greatly worried and concerned by the worsening dimension of the religious crisis in Osun State which is compounding the woes of the already crisis-ridden education sector.

This is, quite unfortunately, causing division among the ranks of the poor masses who should be united in opposition to the anti-peoples’ policies of the Aregbesola regime.

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15 June 2016

NIGERIA ON THE CLIFF EDGE, ONLY SOCIALIST POLICIES CAN GET IT OUT OF THE WOODS

SPN Press Conference

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) considers it imperative to examine and analyze the Buhari/APC government's first year of its so-called change agenda and the impact on the working class and poor masses.

We have to begin by stating a fact which has now become undisputable, which is that the condition of living for the vast majority of Nigerians has become increasingly difficult especially as the rising cost of living is increasing poverty.

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13 June 2016

THE RETURN OF MILITANCY IN THE NIGER DELTA

NIGER DELTA AVENGERS ATTACK OIL INFRASTRUCTURE AS GOVERNMENT MILITARISES COMMUNITIES

Nigerian military cannot provide solution

Militancy has staged a dramatic comeback in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) seems to have stunned everyone by blowing up one pipeline another and forcing a significant reduction in the production of crude oil. The Nigerian military has also responded in typical fashion by militarizing the communities and claiming its readiness to crush the rebellion although the government has now announced a two-week ceasefire to negotiate with the militants.

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12 June 2016

Oyo State: Workers and Students Hold Mass Protests against Planned School Privatisation

Thousands of protesters on the street against on June 7, photo DSM

Thousands of protesters on the street against on June 7, photo DSM

As Workers Commence Indefinite Strike/Street Protest over Unpaid Salaries

Events are moving fast in Oyo state as workers and youth have taken to the streets to oppose privatisation and demand payment of salary and pension arrears. Not deterred by the failure of May’s poorly prepared general strike working people in Oyo have come out in great numbers to press their demands.

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9 June 2016

SPN CONDEMNS STATE GOVERNMENTS OWING WORKERS SALARIES; DEMANDS IMMEDIATE PAYMENT

SPN CALLS ON THE NLC TO DECLARE A ONE-DAY WARNING STRIKE WITH MASS ACTIONS

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns all state governments that owe workers backlog of salaries. Hence, we demand immediate payment of all outstanding salaries owed to workers in all the 27 culpable states. These states owe between 3 and 7 months in salary arrears.

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9 June 2016

TUC'S $1BILLION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND

TRADE UNIONS MUST FOCUS ON BUILDING WORKING CLASS ALTERNATIVES

We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) view the statement credited to Bobboi Kaigama, the President of Trade Union Congress (TUC), at the recently held National Delegates’ Conference in Abuja that the Congress will set up a $1 billion Economic Development Fund as an unfortunate further evidence of ideological retreat in the trade union movement

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27 May 2016

FUEL PRICE HIKE: LABOUR STRIKE WAS TOO WEAK TO WIN ANY CONCESSION

Strike successful in some states

By Peluola Adewale

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led by Ayuba Wabba called off on May 22 its indefinite strike action against hike in fuel price by Muhammadu Buhari government just after three days of action. This strike, which commenced on May 18, was the least successful of the 10 general strikes staged since the return to civil rule. This was also the first anti-fuel price hike strike that did not gain any concession in terms of price reduction. This setback has encouraged labour's enemies to go onto the offensive in criticizing the strike call, thereby hoping to prevent future such strike calls. Rejecting such attempts to neuter labour, activists need to learn from this experience in order to help ensure that future struggles are successful.

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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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