Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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SUMAL FOOD LIMITED VS ABBEY TROTSKY. Court adjournment for Out of Court Settlement

*MATTER AGAINST ABBEY TROTSKY BY OVER 20 SUMAL-BASED OUTSOURCING COMPANIES ADJOURNED BY INDUSTRIAL COURT FOR REPORT OF OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT* *EARLIER TWO WEEKS AGO COURT GAVE NOD TO THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IN A SIMILAR MATTER INSTITUTED BY SUMAL FOOD COLLABORATION WITH FOOD UNION* *CDWR Remains Committed to the Campaign against Casualization and Indecent Labour Practices in Workplaces* The civil

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CDWR Backs Ogun Workers’ Strike

CDWR calls on Gov. Dapo Abiodun to meet the demands of workers without further delay. CDWR calls on TUC, NLC and civil society organizations to declare a 48-hour warning strike and mass protest nationwide in support of workers’ demands across the states and across sectors. The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun state chapter backs the ongoing strike

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Ogun Workers’ Congress Agree on Indefinite Strike

On Monday June 27, public sector workers of Ogun State held a congress at the Arcade ground of the Ogun state government secretariat, Oke Mosan Abeokuta. A member of Democratic Socialist Movement and Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights attended in solidarity with the workers. The congress was well attended. And speaker after speaker, deplored the terrible living and working

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ABBEY TROTSKY vs POLICE/SUMAL FOOD LIMITED:

Matter comes up again on Thursday, July 28th, 2022. The criminal matter over trumped up charges instituted against Abbey Trotsky by the Nigeria police at the instance of Sumal Food Limited came up again on Wednesday, 9th June, 2022 at Court 6 of the Magistrate Court, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State capital. The matter couldn’t go on owing to the absence

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BANNING OKADA WITHOUT PROVIDING ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION IS AN INVITATION TO CHAOS AND A FACE-SAVING GIMMICK BY LASG TO AVOID ADDRESSING THE REAL ISSUES BEHIND INSECURITY IN LAGOS STATE

CDWR Opposes the Use of Force and Arrest of Okada Riders and Passengers While Calling for Provision of Integrated and Democratic-Managed Public Transport System As the Lagos State government’s ban on Okada operation kicks off, the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) condemns the ban as an anti-people policy that in the face of the non-provision of alternative means

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2022 May Day: Rallies not Used to Mobilise for Mass Actions Despite Economic Hardship

Nigerian workers joined their counterpart globally to celebrate this year International Workers Day with rallies across the country. Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) intervened in five of the rallies with our paper Socialist Democracy and a special May Day leaflet by the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR). As has become unfortunately usual these days May Day

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LAGOS FACTORY ACCIDENT VICTIM GETS COMPENSATION AFTER CDWR AND NLC INTERVENED

Workplace and industrial accidents leading to permanent disability or death are now widespread. It is more prevalent in factories and workplaces wherein machines are used for production and services. Factory owners purchase outdated and dangerous machines because they are relatively cheaper while workers with little or no training are employed in poor working conditions and forced to man the machines

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MAY DAY GREETINGS

  NULGE, OYO STATE Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Oyo State Chapter joins all workers here in Nigeria and across the world to commemorate the year 2022 edition of the International Workers Day popularly known as May Day. We hereby use this medium to charge our members to remain diligent in the course of their daily duty and

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May Day 2022: Time for Mass Struggle to end Mass Suffering in the Midst of Plenty

Next step – a 48 hour General Strike! The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) felicitates with workers in Nigeria and globally as we celebrate the International Workers Day. This year’s celebration should be best used to take stock of the living and working conditions of Nigerian workers and the poor masses and how to organize sustained struggles for

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE UNFORTUNATE DEATH OF NURUDEEN ABDUKAREEM, A CASUAL WORKER AT PREMIER FEED MILLS, IBADAN

We demand adequate compensation for the family and calls on the state leadership of NLC and TUC to commence campaign against casualisation and poor working conditions across workplaces in the state! The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights, CDWR, Oyo State Chapter, decries the tragic death of one Mr Nurudeen Abdukareem, at Premier Feed Mills, a subsidiary of Flour Mills

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CDWR CONDEMNS FG’S FAILURE TO MEET ASUU’S DEMANDS AND ADEQUATELY FUND EDUCATION

CDWR SUPPORTS THE STRIKE ACTION The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked on another strike action due to the government’s refusal to meet its demands. The one-month strike started on Monday, February 14, 2022 following the resolution of its National Executive meeting held at UNILAG on February 12 and 13, 2022. Some of the reasons for the strike

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Extreme Manufacturing Nigeria Limited: ALL THE ARRESTED CASUAL WORKERS RELEASED!

CDWR appreciates NLC, Lawyers and all well-meaning Nigerians for prompt interventions The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR), Oyo State Chapter, brings to the knowledge of the general public that all the arrested casual workers of Extreme Manufacturing Nigeria limited, Ibadan, have been released from the Oyo State Operation Burst detention. This was following the intervention of Barrister Ola

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EXTREME MANUFACTURING LIMITED: Protesting Casual workers attacked and arrested by Operation Burst again

CDWR condemns the arrest, demands immediate release and cautions against continued attacks on democratic rights The attention of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) has been drawn to the new attack and arrest of the casual workers of Extreme Manufacturing Nigeria Limited, Ibadan, who have been on protest since Saturday, 8th January, 2022 against poor pay and indecent

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Ikangba (Old Lagos-Benin Road) protest

CDWR calls on residents and communities to support and join December 20th protest and subsequent actions The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Ogun state chapter, welcomes the planned protest by the residents and communities living along old Lagos-Benin road, otherwise known as Ikangba road. The planned protest billed for 20th December, 2021, is against the sorry state of

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CDWR SUPPORTS THE PLANNED WARNING STRIKE OF RAILWAY WORKERS

WE DEMAND IMPROVEMENT IN WAGE AND WORKING CONDITIONS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) supports the planned three-day warning strike to be embarked upon by the railway workers from November 18, 2021. The Nigerian Union of Railway Workers is embarking on strike action due to poor remuneration and poor working conditions. The management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation

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A Call for a Campaign for a Fighting and Democratic Trade Union Movement

CDWR proposes the formation of network of workers, trade unions activists and socialists Workers have come under sustained attacks not only in Nigeria but globally as workers have been made to pay for the crisis of capitalism worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic. In Nigeria, the crisis has been worsened by the weakness of trade unions occasioned by the class collaborationist

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Bad State of Sango-Ota Road: CDWR Supports Mass Protest of Workers, Youths and Community People

We Demand the Use of Public Works Department under Democratic Control of Workers and Communities for Public Projects The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun State chapter commends workers, youth and community people as well as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over different protests against the sorry state of Sango-Ota roads. The 64 km Sango-Ota-Idiroko Road has been

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OGUN Workers: CDWR Demands Immediate Payments of All Outstanding Salaries and Deductions to Workers and Reinstatement of all Victimized Workers

We Call on NLC and TUC to declare a 48-Hour Warning Strike in support of workers The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Ogun state chapter, calls on the state leaderships of both the NLC and TUC to end their criminal silence in the face of increasing attacks on the democratic rights and living conditions of workers and the

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CDWR SUPPORTS RESIDENT MEDICAL DOCTORS’ STRIKE

CDWR DEMANDS ADEQUATE PUBLIC FUNDING OF HEALTH SECTOR The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) supports the strike action of the Resident Doctors. The Resident Doctors are agitating for the payment of COVID-19 Inducement Hazard Allowance owed to them. The Resident Doctors are also demanding the placement of Resident Doctors on CONMESS 2019 adjusted salary wage scale and for

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CDWR CALLS ON GOVERNOR ABIODUN OF OGUN TO SETTLE FOUR MONTHS OF UNPAID SALARIES TO MAPOLY LECTURERS

NLC AND TUC SHOULD SUPPORT THE DEMANDS OF WORKERS OF MAPOLY AND OTHER STATE INSTITUTIONS The Campaign for Workers’ and Democratic Rights (CDWR) Ogun state chapter, strongly condemns the deliberate withholding of four (4) months salaries of the lecturers of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Ogere in Abeokuta, by the state government. The CDWR views this as not only callous