Democratic Socialist Movement

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SPN backs Planned General strike

Labour should mobilize for a 48-hour Warning General Strike and mass actions Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) backs the planned general strike being mobilized by labour to begin on Thursday October 17, 2019. We join the labour movement to demand full implementation of the N30, 000 minimum wage to both public and private sector workers without retrenchment. We call on

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DSM Flags off Campaign on Minimum Wage Implementation

By Peluola Adewale Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) on Thursday, September 5, began a campaign for implementation of the new minimum wage which has been passed into law since April. We started with a visit to Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, which houses civil service offices. On the following day comrades were at Apapa Industrial Estate in Lagos and

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Police vs Labour and Socialist activist Abbey Trotsky, trial delayed

* DROP TRUMPED-UP CHARGES AGAINST ABBEY TROTSKY * END CASUALISATION OF WORKERS * FOR FIGHTING TRADE UNIONS On Thursday July 11 Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, aka Abbey Trotsky, was at Iyaganku magistrate court, Ibadan, Oyo state. This was in connection with the trumped-up charges levelled against him by the police authority in Oyo state and zone II (two) in connivance with

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Abbey Trotsky arrested again, this time by DSS

Update: Abbey was released from the Ibadan office of the Department of State Service (DSS) on the evening of Sunday June 9. The secret police claimed that he was only invited for questioning and asked him to help stop the further spread of the news that he was arrested on social media. Obviously as experience has repeated shown, this development

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2019 May Day: DSM and SPN Put Working People Issues on the Front Burners at Rallies

2019 May Day: DSM and SPN Put Working People Issues on the Front Burners at Rallies By Peluola Adewale, DSM NEC SPN members at Lagos May Day – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) This year’s May Day came a few weeks after the new minimum wage of N30, 000 had been signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari. So it

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OGUN PROTEST: DETERMINED WORKERS WIN CONCESSION

OGUN PROTEST: DETERMINED WORKERS WIN CONCESSION By a DSM correspondent The national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), made good the resolution of the 12th national delegates’ conference, held last February in Abuja, and embarked on a day’s protest on 5th March in Abeokuta to press home the demands of the Ogun state workers. This was in spite of

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PLANNED INCREASE IN VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT) IS AN ATTACK ON WORKING PEOPLE AND THE POOR

PLANNED INCREASE IN VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT) IS AN ATTACK ON WORKING PEOPLE AND THE POOR We call on the labour movement to reject the planned increase in VAT, and demand full implementation of N30,000 minimum wage across the board without any odious conditions The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) strongly condemns the reported planned increase in Value Added Tax

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N30,000 Minimum Wage: Labour Must Declare a Two-Day General Strike

N30,000 Minimum Wage: Labour Must Declare a Two-Day General Strike SPN Calls for a Sustained Struggle for N30,000 Minimum Wage and its Full Implementation For Living Wage Join SPN The Socialist Party of Nigeria welcomes the rejection of N27,000 as the new minimum wage by the labour centres as reported in the news. The fact is that the figure is

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ERC REITERATES HER PRINCIPLED SUPPORT FOR ASUU, ASUP STRIKES

ERC REITERATES HER PRINCIPLED SUPPORT FOR ASUU, ASUP STRIKES Condemns NANS for opposing a nationwide strike against Education Underfunding The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) wishes to reiterate her principled support for the ongoing strike of ASUU and ASUP. We believe this strike, which is about compelling government to fulfill its social responsibility in terms of funding public education and improving

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New Minimum Wage: SPN Supports January 8, 2019 National Mass Protest

New Minimum Wage: SPN Supports January 8, 2019 National Mass Protest We call for mass mobilization of workers, youth and the masses Labour Movement should build a new political alternative to the capitalist political class The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby welcomes the latest decision of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to re-start national mass protests across the country

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DSM Calls for End to Attacks on Workers’ Rights in Osun State University

DSM Calls for End to Attacks on Workers’ Rights in Osun State University The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, hereby bemoans the despotic approach of the management and Governing Council of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) to the agitations and demands of the staff unions of the university. We condemn the highhandedness of the Prof. Labode Popoola-led University Management,

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Appeal for Solidarity with A&P Foods/pladis Global workers who are under attack from both management

Appeal for Solidarity with A&P Foods/pladis Global workers who are under attack from both management AND the national leaders of the Food Union The workers of A&P Foods/pladis Global have embarked on strike action since Wednesday December 19, 2018 when the leadership of the National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE), led by Mr. Lateef Oyelekan (President), on

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Nigeria: General Strike Averted but Anger Persists

Nigeria: General Strike Averted but Anger Persists Struggle needed to secure implementation of any deal H.T Soweto (Member, NLC/TUC/ULC Lagos Strike Monitoring Committee) But for last minute suspension, a big general strike (certainly bigger than any other in the last three and a half years) could have rocked Nigeria starting in the early hours of Tuesday November 6, 2018. The

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New Minimum Wage: Labour Must Sustain Mass Actions to Win the Demand

New Minimum Wage: Labour Must Sustain Mass Actions to Win the Demand Stop Corruption, Pay New Minimum Wage! – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) For a Mass Working People Political Alternative Now! By Peluola Adewale On Tuesday October 30, organized Labour held a nationwide protest to mobilise public support for its demand on a new minimum wage and the resumption

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SUMMAL FOOD COMPANY IBADAN: Production activities crippled and management brought to its knee by pr

SUMMAL FOOD COMPANY IBADAN: Production activities crippled and management brought to its knee by protest and strike of casual workers Summal workers on strike – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Concessions won inspired staff in the company and casual workers in other factories to struggle for better working conditions The entire administrative and production activities in the Summal Food Company

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Nigerian Union of Mine Workers (NUMW) picket Quarries in Abeokuta

Nigerian Union of Mine Workers (NUMW) picket Quarries in Abeokuta Workers on the October 8 mass picket – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Soetan Azeez, NUMW member The Nigerian Union of Mine Workers (NUMW) came to limelight in January 2018 after two associations who operate in the same sector decided to put an end to their disputes. The two associations

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SPN Supports Planned Nationwide Protest and Strike of NLC, TUC and ULC over Recalcitrance of Governm

SPN Supports Planned Nationwide Protest and Strike of NLC, TUC and ULC over Recalcitrance of Government and Employers to Pay Adequate Minimum Wage • For mass mobilization of workers and oppressed for both October 30 National Protest and Strike starting on November 6 • Reject Anti Worker “No Work No Pay” Policy • SPN pledges to pay living wage and

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MINIMUM WAGE: Continuous delay in the enactment of a new minimum wage further underscores the anti-p

MINIMUM WAGE: Continuous delay in the enactment of a new minimum wage further underscores the anti-people character of Buhari/APC-led government NLC, TUC and ULC must be ready for a united and long drawn struggle to win improved minimum wage and its full implementation The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, condemns the continuous delay in arriving at a new minimum wage.

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REPORT OF MINIMUM WAGE STRIKE ACTIVITY IN LAGOS

REPORT OF MINIMUM WAGE STRIKE ACTIVITY IN LAGOS Labour leaders and protesting Lagos workers – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) By Omole Ibukun On Thursday 27th of September, 2018, the nationwide warning strike jointly called by the three Labour centres, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC), kicked off across the country with most

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Labour Holds Joint Strike over Minimum Wage

Labour Holds Joint Strike over Minimum Wage Better Preparation and Mass Activities Now Needed to win Demand By Peluola Adewale On Sunday September 30, 2018, the three labour centres in Nigeria: NLC, TUC and ULC ended the indefinite warning strike that they had jointly called after two days of action. The strike, which was over a new national minimum wage,