Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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SUMAL FOOD WORKERS’ STRUGGLE: CDWR set to commemorate the “World Day for Decent Work with a Protest on Casualization and Persecution of Abbey Trotsky”

We appeal for a financial support and Solidarity! The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights, CDWR, Oyo State Chapter, plans to intensify its campaign against casualization at workplaces and the state persecution of Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, popularly known as Abbey Trotsky, in connivance with the management of Sumal Foods and leadership of the company’s trade union. By Yusuf Salaudeen CDWR,

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LASU: CDWR Demands the Immediate Recall of ASUU-LASU 5

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) is shocked that a year after an Appeal Committee set up by the University administration recommended the reinstatement of five (5) victimized leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities branch of the Lagos State University (ASUU-LASU), the Governor Babajide Sanwolu-led administration of Lagos State through the University’s Governing Council has continued

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2023 May Day: New Labour Leadership Must Fulfill Pledge to Defend Workers and the Masses

DSS Arrests a Comrade at May Day Rally in Ogun This year’s May Day is significant being the last one under the outgoing Muhammadu Buhari’s government which was characterized by monumental and worsening socio-economic crises. But for workers and the masses it is not hurrah as the country is set to have another government with the continuation of the capitalist

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NLC and TUC Leadership Must Consistently Fight For Workers and the Downtrodden

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) congratulates the new leaderships of both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) on their election. By Chinedu Bosah Publicity Secretary, CDWR In view of the numerous attacks workers and the masses have been subjected to in the past years and are still on-going, Nigerian workers and the trade union

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SUMAL FOOD WORKERS’S STRUGGLE: Abbey Trotsky to be reappear in Court

Court hearings scheduled for May 24th and June 12th 2023 CDWR solicits for more local and international solidarity including financial support! By Yusuf Salaudeen CDWR, Oyo State Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, also known as Abbey Trotsky, is the Oyo State Coordinator of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) – a campaign platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and also

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CDWR Condemns Arrest of Eko John Nicholas by the DSS at May Day Event in Abeokuta

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the arrest and detention of Eko John Nicholas by the operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) on Monday May 1 at MKO Abiola Stadium Abeokuta during the May Day celebration. Eko, who is the Ogun State Coordinator of CDWR and a leading member of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM),

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UNJUST SACKING OF NURSE ABIODUN THOMAS: Ogun College of Health Tech Authorities must Reinstate her Now!

We Call on Labour and Civil Society Organisations to Support the Demand for her Recall and an End to Attacks on Democratic Rights at Ogun Higher Institutions The unjust sacking of Nurse Abiodun Thomas, a staff with the school clinic of the Ogun state College of Health Technology, Ilese, Ijebu Ode, by the management has again underscored the tyranny that

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OGUN WORKERS’ WORSENING CONDITION: Ademola Benco-led NLC state council must be prepared to lead struggles for Improvement

Despite the obvious attempts at grandstanding and propaganda by the Dapo Abiodun APC-led Ogun government, the conditions of workers and ordinary have become worse off under this administration. By Eko John Nicholas, Coordinator, CDWR, Ogun State Glaringly, workers in the state are still suffering from  the non-remittance of deductions from salaries for cooperative; poor implementation of the national minimum wage;

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FG’S 40% PAY RISE WELCOMED, BUT NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A NATIONALLY NEGOTIATED WAGE INCREMENT!

NLC and TUC Must Demand a New National Minimum Wage That Takes Account of the Rising Inflation! Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) May Day 2023 Leaflet The current minimum wage of N30,000 was reluctantly signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 18th April, 2019. This was after a series of agitations including protests and threats of

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CDWR WELCOMES THE RENEWED INTEREST OF THE NLC TO RESIST CASUALISATION

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) welcomes the renewed interest of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to fight casualization at workplaces. This indication was in a statement credited to Comrade Joe Ajaero, NLC President, during his visit to some industrial unions in Lagos as reported by Guardian newspaper on March 14 2023. Casualisation is an anti-labour and indecent

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2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS: WORKING PEOPLE SHOULD RESIST DIVISION ALONG ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS LINES

UNITE AGAINST CAPITALIST POLITICIANS AND THEIR ANTI-POOR POLICIES The presidential election was held on February 25, 2022, and Bola Tinubu has been declared president-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) amidst controversies. One feature of the election was voting by many along ethnic and religious lines, something which is not unprecedented though. In the absence of a mass working

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CDWR CLAMOURS FOR TRADE UNION LEADERSHIP THAT DEFENDS THE INTEREST OF WORKERS AND THE POOR MASSES

WORKERS AND TRADE UNION ACTIVISTS MUST STRUGGLE FOR A FIGHTING AND DEMOCRATIC TRADE UNION LEADERSHIP Workers and the poor masses have always been at the receiving end of the various callous capitalist policies implemented by successive governments. But the situation has got much worse under the Buhari government. More disheartening is the fact that many state governments are yet to

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SANWO OLU, TINUBU OR ANY OF THE CAPITALIST CANDIDATES DOES NOT DESERVE WORKERS’ SUPPORT

NLC AND TUC SHOULD BUILD A MASS WORKING PEOPLE PARTY Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) strongly condemns the Lagos State leadership of both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) over their endorsement of Governor Sanwo Olu and Bola Tinubu who is running for President, both on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress

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NLC PICKETS COMPANY TO DEMAND JUSTICE FOR WORKER WHO LOST AN ARM DURING WOKRPLACE ACCIDENT

On Monday 5th December 2022, the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) joined members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Lagos State Council, to picket SPRING SEEDFEED Limited over a factory accident injury and generally the precarious working conditions in the company. SPRING SEEDFEED produces animal feeds and is located at 2, Rasaq Shonubi, Ipotoba, Itamaga, Ikorodu in Lagos

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COMMERCIAL DRIVERS EMBARK ON STRIKE IN LAGOS AGAINST EXTORTION

For a Democratically Controlled Union or Association of Drivers to Defend Members’ Welfare Commercial bus drivers in Lagos under the auspices of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association (JDWAN) went on a seven-day strike beginning from Monday October 31 over extortion and attacks by motor park thugs popularly known as “agberos”. By Chinedu Bosah, Publicity Secretary, CDWR For many years now

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SUMAL FOOD WORKERS’ STRUGGLE:

Persecution of Abbey Trotsky on Trumped-up Charges Continues Appeal for Solidarity for CDWR’s Campaign Against Casualization and Indecent Labour Practices in Workplaces It is now over three years since Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky), the Oyo State Coordinator of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights, CDWR, and the Acting National Chairperson of the Socialist party of Nigeria, SPN was

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Socialist Trade Unionist Elected at PERESSA Delegate Conference

Socialist Trade Unionist Elected at PERESSA Delegate Conference The Precision Electrical and Related Equipment Senior Staff Association (PERESSA), affiliated with the Trade Union Congress (TUC), had its 8th Triennial Delegate Conference on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 where a Socialist trade unionist, comrade Rufus Olusesan, was elected as president. Comrade Rufus is a leading member of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)

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Ogun College of Health Tech Staff Poisoning

CDWR Demands Independent Panel of Investigation Involving NLC, TUC, NMA, NASU, ASUP, MHWUN, NBA, NANNM, NUAHP, CSO etc. Dapo Abiodun-led government must adequately finance public health and education sectors with improved working and living conditions. The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Ogun state chapter, condemns in absolute terms, the recent poisoning of a staff at the clinic of

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Payment of Half Salary to ASUU: Buhari Government Hell-bent on Criminalizing Workers’ Strikes in Nigeria

CDWR calls on NLC and TUC to stop sitting on the fence and embark on nationwide solidarity actions including a-48hr warning strike in support of ASUU demands without much ado. Federal government should accede to ASUU demands to save public universities from imminent total collapse. Solidarity speech by Eko John Nicholas, Coordinator CDWR Ogun State Chapter, at Congress of ASUU-UNAAB

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CDWR Supports Planned Protest of Commercial Drivers in Lagos State

For a Democratically Controlled Union or Association of Drivers to Defend Members’ Welfare The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) supports the plan by commercial bus drivers in Lagos under the auspices of the Joint Drivers Welfare Association (JDWAN) to hold a protest action on Monday October 31 over extortion and attacks by motor park thugs popularly known as