Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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TASCE: Pay all salaries arrears and remit all deduction

Drop trumped-up charges against Aborisade and others, recall Miss Ogunfeibo and end victimization of workers By Eko John Nicholas The Dipo Abiodun APC-led government of Ogun state has repeatedly shown his disdain towards the plights of the workers since his assumption of office, his pretences as workers friendly governor to the contrary. The place where this is well captured and

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ERC APPEAL FOR WITHDRAWAL OF FALSE CHARGES AGAINST YUSUF NURUDEEN ALOWONLE AND HALT TO ALL POLITICALLY-MOTIVATE VICTIMISATION OF STUDENTS AND WORKERS ACTIVISTS

ERC’s letter to LASU VC on planned victimization of Omomeewa By Hassan Taiwo and Ibukun Omole, ERC National Coordinator and Secretary We respectfully write to call your attention to the false allegation against Yusuf Nurudeen Alowonle a.k.a Omomewa, a graduating student with matric number 150143044 and a CGPA of 4.30. He was also a presidential candidate in the 2018/2019 LASUSU

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MUCAS HOSPITAL REFUSED TO PAY RETRENCHED STAFF THEIR BENEFITS

Mucas Hospital, a big hospital in Lagos, has refused to pay its retrenched staff their gratuity ten months after retrenchment. Three of the affected Nurses (Mrs Doherty Janet, Mrs Folashade Jacob and Mrs B.T. Tewogbade) have approached CDWR for intervention. The retrenchment happened because some of the workers rejected the reduction of their monthly salary from about N55,000 to N30,000.

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CDWR ENGAGES BUA MANAGEMENT OVER RETIREMENT BENEFIT PAYMENT DELAY AND CONTROVERSIAL GRATUITY

CDWR engages BUA Group management over delay in gratuity and controversy in the amount paid to two of the retirees. Some of the retirees approached the CDWR for intervention and CDWR wrote to the management upon which a meeting was fixed for Thursday February 6, 2020. CDWR leaders (Rufus Olusesan and Chinedu Bosah) and two other retirees (Yahaya Abubakar and

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CDWR ENGAGES MABISCO MGT OVER THE VICTIMISATION OF MUSA IBRAHIM The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) is currently intervening in the matter concerning the victimization of Mr Musa Ibrahim, a staff of MABISCO (Mayor Biscuit Company ) Ltd who was placed on indefinite suspension since 2nd of May 2019 for no just cause other than the management’s claim

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DANGOTE TRUCK OFFICERS CONTINUE STRUGGLE WITH DANGOTE CEMENT PLC

Dangote Cement Plc, employed 850 Truck Officers in 2016 with paltry salary of N60,000 monthly wage, and N90,000 performance bonus while they would own the truck after each Officer’s truck attained 400,000 mileage, as agreement attached to their employment. Only N60,000 monthly wage was paid while other relevant parts of the agreement/contract were never fulfilled. Dangote Cement Plc, one of

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ENL DOCKWORKERS WIN PARTIAL VICTORY IN A JUDGEMENT; VOW TO APPEAL

The ENL Dockworkers have engaged the ENL Consortium (Operator of Terminals C and D of Apapa Sea Port) in a struggle over unpaid 8 years of time related wage of N33,000, which is the minimum wage for dockworkers. (compiled by Rufus Olusesan and Chinedu Bosah, CDWR) There was a National Joint Industrial Council (NJIC) agreement reached in May 2008 by

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AJEGUNLE: Evacuate heaps of dirt dredged from canals now!

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) – Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA – call on the Ministry of Health and Environmental Sanitation in Department of Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government, to, with immediate effect, evacuate piles of dirt at both ways of canals in Okoya, Opeleye and other areas dug recently. These heaps of debris and dirt is harmful to peoples’ health residing

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LASPOTECH WORKERS WIN VICTORY AT THE COURT

But struggle continues On February 13, 2020 the case against 38 Lagos State Polytechnic. LASPOTECH. workers who were arrested and victimized by the Police at the behest of the Rector of the Polytechnic Mr Sogunro  for embarking on strike and protest for their legitimate demands on pays and conditions  was struck out at the Magistrate Court, Yaba Oyingbo, Lagos State.

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RETIREES PLIGHT IN OSUN:  CDWR calls for full payment of gratuities, pension contributions and over 30-months’ arrears of half-pensions and half-salaries

Labour leaders must organize and mobilise retirees and workers for action  By Kola Ibrahim The conditions of public sector retirees in Osun State call for concern. The retirees under the state government are suffering, no thanks to the deliberate maltreatment by the Osun State government. Currently, Osun state government has refused to fully pay the gratuities of retirees on government

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UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN:  ERC welcomes remembrance activities of Kunle Adepeju but urges students union to always stand for what he stood for!

By Ben Taafe, Coordinator, ERC, UI The Students’ Union (SU) of the University of Ibadan in February 2020 organized activities for remembrance of Kunle Adepeju who was killed on February 1st, 1971 by soldiers invited to campus by the then Vice chancellor of the university, Professor Adeoye Lambo, to suppress the legitimate protest of the students. The protest was against

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CDWR FCT-ABUJA CHAPTER CONDEMNS THE PRIVATISATION OF PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS AND WANTON EXPLOITATION OF THE WORKING PEOPLE AND ARTISANS BY THE KARU LOCAL GOVERNMENT

For a democratic control of local government administration by elected representatives of workers and community people  By Akande Daniel Babatunde, CDWR, FCT Chapter, Abuja Karu local government is in Nasarawa State and under the leadership of Samuel Akala as the Chairman who has introduced a new wave of exploitative policies that negatively affects market men, market women and artisans in

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OYO STATE: The establishment of the new Park Management System (PMS) by Makinde-led govt is undemocratic and unconstitutional

SPN demands the restoration of NURTW under democratic management and control of elected representatives of commercial drivers an operators of motorcycles and tricycles  By Abbey Trotsky, Acting National Chair, SPN The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State Chapter, faults the decision of the Engr Seyi Makinde-led government to impose and force on mass of poor but struggling commercial drivers

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HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF IS INSENSITIVE:  CARE calls on electricity consumers, labour and pro-labour organsations to resist this planned extortionist tariff hike

For renationalization of power sectors under democratic control of workers and consumers  By Shoyombo Monsuru, National Secretary CARE The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the Buhari-led federal government have reiterated their plan to increase electricity tariff in line with the December 2019 Minor Review of Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) that will take effect on April 1, 2020 and

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ABBEY TROTSKY VS SUMAL FOOD LIMITED: Drop trumped-up charges, recall sacked workers and end slave conditions in Sumal

An appeal for local and international solidarity actions and financial support By Rufus Olusesan, National Chair, CDWR Following the intervention of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) – a campaign platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – in the strike action of casual workers of Sumal Foods Limited Ibadan over pays and poor working conditions on the

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AMOTEKUN: SPN CALLS FOR DEMOCRATIC CONTROLLED ARMED MULTI-ETHNIC AND MULTI-RELIGIOUS DEFENCE COMMITTEES IN COMMUNITIES

NLC, TUC and ULC must launch a national campaign on high spate of insecurity and social issues like education, health and jobs By Abbey Trotsky & Chinedu Bosah The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) acknowledges the failure of Buhari government through the police, military and other security agencies to tackle the high spate of insecurity like banditry, kidnapping, social conflicts

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AfCFTA, BORDER CLOSURE AND THE QUESTION OF AFRICAN INTEGRATION

Neither free trade nor protection are real solutions  By Kola Ibrahim On 6th July, 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), signed Nigeria into the much-touted African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), at the Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the AU Heads of Government in Niger. With this, Nigeria, which had earlier suspended its ratification of the AfCFTA in March 2018, became the

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N30,000 MINIMUM WAGE: Most Governors yet to implement minimum wage

Labour should mobilise for mass actions for full minimum wage implementation without retrenchment and against all anti-people policies By Chinedu Bosah, CDWR Publicity Secretary An improved Minimum Wage was legally supposed to take effect in January 2016 after negotiations in 2015. But, aside from the law, inflation arising from the devaluation of Naira and the implementation of anti-poor capitalist policies

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NIGERIA: MASS STRUGGLE

*For a mass working people’s party on a socialist programme By H.T. Soweto The rising spate of repression under the Buhari/APC administration reflects the mortar fear of the capitalist class of impending class battles and/or the sort of mass movements seen in recent months in countries like Sudan, Algeria, Hong Kong, Chile and France – the glaring signs of which

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ORGANISE AND MOBILISE TO RESIST THE BAN OF OKADA AND TRICYCLES BY THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT

Only a Modern, Integrated and Democratically-Managed Mass Public Transit System and Gainful Employment Can Address the Twin Crises of Transportation and Insecurity in Lagos State Once again, the anti-poor All Progressive Congress (APC)-led Lagos State government has re-enforced its attacks and restriction of Okada and tricycles on Lagos roads in 6 Local Government Areas and 9 Local Council Development Area