Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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UPDATE ON LASPOTECH WORKERS STRUGGLE AND COURT CASE: THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES

On Monday 9 December 2019, LASPOTECH (Lagos State Polytechnic) workers were at the Magistrate Court, Ogba, Lagos where 10 leaders of the staff unions are standing trial on trumped-up charges including allegations of attempted murder. In reality, the workers leaders are being hounded and persecuted for defending their strike against an attempt orchestrated by the authorities to break it using

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THE RE-ARREST OF OMOYELE SOWORE AND OTHER CASES OF FLAGRANT SUPPRESSION OF DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS ARE CLEAR SIGNS THAT THE BUHARI/APC REGIME IS TRANSFORMING INTO A CIVILIAN DICTATORSHIP

* The silence and inaction of the leadership of the NLC, TUC and ULC is intolerable. The Labour movement cannot continue to fold it arms while the Buhari Government continue to suppress basic democratic rights. * SPN calls for an urgent meeting of the NLC, TUC and ULC with civil society, professional groups and pro-working class organizations to discuss the

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Communique of SPN/DSM Symposium on First Anniversary of Oyetola/APC Government in Osun State

On 30th November, 2019, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State, in conjunction with Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), held a public symposium to review the Oyetola government’s one year in office. The symposium, which was attended by workers, youth, students, activists, labour leaders, professionals, and civil society groups discussed extensively on the character of the Oyetola government. The symposium

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Osun SPN/DSM Hold Symposium on First Anniversary of Oyetola/APC Government

The DSM and SPN held a joint symposium on the one year of Gboyega Oyetola/APC government in Osun State on Saturday, 30th November, 2019 at the state secretariat in Osogbo. The symposium which was attended by 20 persons including workers, trade union leaders (from ASUP Iree, NASU Uniosun and NUEE CEC), civil society groups like CDHR, TIB/AAC and FIWON, lecturers

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Urgent Financial Appeal

The year is coming to an end but the need to continue to struggle to defend the interest of the working masses and promote our alternative socialist ideas and programme has kept intensifying. While the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – the Nigerian section of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI) – appreciates the increasing financial responsibility that comes with

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N30,000 Minimum Wage: Most state governments set to violate the Minimum Wage Act

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) wishes to alert the labour movement to the fact that anti-worker state governors are planning to violate the minimum wage act by refusing to fully implement the new national minimum wage of N30, 000 which was recently signed into law by the Federal government. This was clearly revealed by a recent statement

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UPDATE OF THE STRUGGLES OF SACKED WORKERS OF ENL AND DANGOTE PLC FOR UNPAID ENTITLEMENTS

By Davy Fidel, DSM Ajegunle The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), Ikoyi, Lagos has fixed Thursday February 20, 2020 for the judgement in the case of the ENL dock workers; and December 4/5 (Weds/Thurs), 2019 for the second phase of hearing of Dangote Plc, concerning the sacked 800 Dangote Truck Officers. Apparently, for a lot of dock workers who

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IMPLEMENTATION OF IPPIS, WITHOUT DEMOCRATIC CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF SCHOOLS, WILL NOT CURB CORRUPTION IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) views the controversy generated around the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) in the public Universities as unnecessary and diversionary especially considering the enormous challenges of underfunding, skyrocketing tuition fees and clampdown on democratic rights facing the education sector. No doubt, mindboggling corruption has become the hallmark of many public tertiary

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TASCE PROTEST: STOP ALL FORMS OF VINDICTIVE ACTION AGAINST WORKERS AND ACCEDE TO THEIR LEGITIMATE DEMANDS

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) wishes to draw the attention of the general public to the ignominy that the Dr Kiadese Lukman-led management of the Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu has now descended into, and the lacklustre and callous attitude bordering on vindictiveness of the Dapo Abiodun APC-led government of Ogun state towards the plights of

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WE CONDEMN REPRESSION OF #OCCUPYNASS AND SHIITES’ PROTESTS, SOCIAL MEDIA AND HATE SPEECH BILLS, ILLEGAL DETENTION OF SOWORE AND GROWING ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS

We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria strongly condemn the repression of the protest marches against the Social Media Bill and Hate Speech Bill to the National Assembly under the auspices of #OccupyNASS and the seizure of the camera of a journalist covering the protest. We equally condemn the bloody repression of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria,

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First Anniversary of Gboyega Oyetola/APC Osun Government: One Year of Ineptitude and Failure

• Workers must put pressure on Labour Leaders to defend Workers, Retirees and the Poor against government’s anti-poor policies • Only a Workers-led Government on Socialist Programmes can liberate Osun and Nigeria On 27th November, 2018, Governor GboyegaOyetola assumed office as the governor of Osun State, after a controversial and violence-ridden election in September, 2018. A year after assuming office,

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ERC DEMANDS IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF YAHUZA TIJJANI

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) vehemently condemns the illegal arrest and detention of Yahuza Tijjani, a 200 level student of the Department of Science and Technology Education, Bayero University, Kano (BUK). He was arrested on 30th September, 2019 for allegedly criticizing a lawmaker representing Madobi Local Government Area in the Kano State Assembly. He has since that time been under

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Oyo House committee hearing on Sumal workers doesn’t hold

CDWR meeting with Oyo State House Committee on Employment, Labour, Productivity and Pension was dispersed without a definite time to reconvene The conduct of Hon. Mustapha Hakeem Olawale during the preceding suggests a bias and compromise Journalists were barred from covering the proceeding! A new stage in the long running labour dispute at Sumal Foods in Ibadan developed when the

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Automated for the people?

HANNAH SELL, Deputy General Secretary of Socialist Party England and Wales, a sister organisation of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) in the Committee for a Workers International (CWI), reviews a recent book by left-wing author Aaron Bastani which is the latest to proclaim that new technology has the power to transform society, offering up fixes for global warming, poverty and

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ERC Commences National Campaign against Anti-poor Education Policies and attacks on democratic rights in schools

First reports by IBK, Abbey Trotsky and Dimeji Macaulay INTRODUCTION In response to intensified crises of public education in Nigeria, the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has launched a national campaign against education underfunding, fee hike, victimization of student activists and staff union leaders and activists well as sexual harassment on campuses. So far, about 1300 copies of ERC posters have

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Key issues facing education and the fight for democratic rights of students and campus workers

Text of a press conference convened by the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) to address salient developments in the education sector held on Tuesday 29 October 2019 in Lagos Great Nigerian workers! Great Nigerian students! (1) We welcome you all to this press conference. By now, we are sure that there is hardly anyone, except those who benefit from the corrupt

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AS THE STRUGGLE FOR N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE MOVES TO STATES: VITAL LESSON FOR THE LABOUR MOVEMENT

H.T Soweto With the signing of a deal between the Federal Government and the labour centres on Friday 18 October 2019 over the relativity or consequential adjustment for grade levels, the struggle for the implementation of the N30, 000 National Minimum Wage has without doubt entered a new stage. Unfortunately, any jubilation over this concession without sober contemplation of the

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N30,000 MINIMUM WAGE: LABOUR WOULD HAVE WON MORE INCREMENT FOR WORKERS IF IT HAD MOBILISED WORKERS FOR MASS STRUGGLE

LABOUR MUST EMBARK ON MASS ACTIONS AGAINST ALL ANTI-PEOPLE POLICIES TO FIGHT FOR A BETTER LIVING STANDARD OF WORKERS AND THE MASSES The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) considers the fact that it took the federal government five months, after signing the minimum wage bill into law, to reach agreement with Labour on the consequential wage adjustment as a testament

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Abbey Trotsky vs Police and Sumal Foods Ibadan: A call for Solidarity Actions

Matter comes up Thursday October 24, 2019 at Magistrate Court Iyaganku, Ibadan By Peluola Adewale The trial of Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky), Acting National Chairperson of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and Oyo State Coordinator of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) over trumped-up charges by the police at instance of Sumal Foods, Ibadan will come up

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FINANCIAL APPEAL FOR A CAMPAIGN ON MINIMUM WAGE, CASUALISATION AND AGAINST STATE HARRASMENT OF ABBEY TROTSKY

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) –a campaign platform formed by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) to intervene in workers struggle – would like to request your donation to the financial appeal meant for a campaign we have initiated to argue and fight for the full implementation of the minimum wage at all levels and an end to