Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE BAN ON TWITTER BY THE BUHARI-LED REGIME FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS MUST BE RESPECTED

CALL A 24 HOUR GENERAL STRIKE TO KICK START CAMPAIGN TO DEFEND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS AND LIVING STANDARDS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns in strong terms the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria by Muhammadu Buhari-led regime. We also condemn the government’s order to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter after the ban. The action undermines free

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Kaduna Mass Sack: SPN rejects agreement that portrays over 50,000 workers redundant and demands immediate recall of sacked workers

A 24-Hour Warning General Strike over Retrenchment, Wage Cuts and all Anti-Poor Policies is urgently needed now to consolidate the struggle The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) again commends the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Kaduna workers over the massive strike and protest held against the anti-worker tyranny of Governor Nasiru el Rufal of Kaduna State. Even though it lasted

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DSM CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON STRIKING KADUNA WORKERS

WE DEMAND IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RECALL OF ALL SACKED WORKERS WE CALL FOR A 24-HR GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST TO SOLIDARISE WITH KADUNA WORKERS STRUGGLE BUT ALSO DEMAND FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE, PAYMENT OF BACKLOG OF OWED WAGES AND PENSION AND HALT TO PLANNED RATIONALISATION OF THE WORKFORCE As the five-day warning strike of Kaduna state

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SPN Supports 5-Day Warning Strike by Kaduna Workers

We Demand Reversal of all Sacks and Anti-Labour Policies For a 24–hour Warning General Strike and Nationwide Mass Protest over Minimum Wage, Pay Cuts and Planned Hike in Fuel Price and Electricity Tariff The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) fully supports the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a 5-day warning strike starting from Monday May

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2021 May Day: Labour leaders fail to put forward fighting demands

In Nigeria, workers held the first May Day rallies this year since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year at the thick of lockdown the international workers’ day was celebrated with virtual meetings where virtually nothing was done. It is fitting that the theme of this year’s celebration was on Covid-19 and its effects on workers. By Peluola Adewale

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CASUAL WORKERS AT NIGERIAN EAGLE FLOUR MILL LIMITED PROTEST AGAINST POOR PAY AND SLAVERY WORKING CONDITIONS

NLC AND TUC SHOULD INTERVENE TO ENSURE THAT MANAGEMENT MEETS THE DEMANDS OF CASUAL WORKERS AND REINSTATES THE SACKED WORKERS WE CALL FOR SOLIDARITY ACTIONS The entire administrative and production activities in the Nigerian Eagle Flour Mill, Ibadan, were completely paralyzed and grounded on Tuesday, 27th and Wednesday 28th April, 2021. This was due to a peaceful protest of tens

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE UNJUST SACK OF PRINCE TEGA AND COMRADE AISHAT AJIBOLA BY OOUTH MANAGEMENT

WE DEMAND UNCONDITIONAL REINSTATEMENT OF THE NURSES TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT NLC SHOULD INTERVENE IN THE REINSTATEMENT STRUGGLE The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the unjust sack of Prince Tega and Comrade Aishat Ajibola by the management of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Ogun State. CDWR is in solidarity with the victimized nurses and all victimized

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NLC and TUC Holds Pre-May Day Activities in Lagos and Ogun states

Shows critical and radical rank and file mood The Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress held Pre-May Day activities in some states on Thursday April 29, 2021. Unlike May Day activities which are usually jamborees featuring merry making, march past in front of governors and exhibition of company merchandises, Pre-May Day events offer some moment of relative sobriety with

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2021 MAY DAY – CDWR FELICITATES WITH WORKERS IN NIGERIA AND THE WORLD

NO TO LOSS OF JOBS, CASUALIZATION, PAY CUTS AND OTHER ANTI-LABOUR POLICIES LABOUR LEADERS MUST MOBILISE WORKERS TO RESIST ALL CAPITALIST ATTACKS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) felicitates with workers in Nigeria and the world in these trying times of global pandemic and economic crises occasioned by sustained attacks on the living standards of workers. As we

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE MASS SACK OF KADUNA STATE PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS BY GOVERNOR NASIR EL-RUFAI

NLC AND TUC MUST COMMENCE MOBILIZATION FOR MASS ACTIONS AND STRIKE ACTION AGAINST MASS SACKS AND ALL ANTI-LABOUR POLICIES Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has concluded plans to sack about 4,000 public sector workers claiming paucity of funds. These sort of attacks on workers have been sustained since he became the governor of Kaduna State in 2015. Since Nasir

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ERC SUPPORTS ASUP INDEFINITE STRIKE

INCESSANT STRIKES BY DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF WORKERS ARE FURTHER SIGNS OF THE BUHARI CAPITALIST GOVT’S FAILURE WE URGE ASUP NOT TO JUST SIT AT HOME BUT ORGANISE PEACEFUL MASS PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) supports the decision of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to embark on an indefinite strike action starting today Tuesday 6 April

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PRESIDENT BUHARI’S MEDICAL TRIP IN THE FACE OF ABJECT STATE OF PUBLIC HEALTHCARE AND IMMINENT NATIONWIDE DOCTORS’ STRIKE IS INSENSITIVE AND VEXATIOUS

SPN calls for peaceful mass protest in solidarity with doctors’ strike and to demand improved funding of healthcare The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) considers President Buhari’s trip to London on Tuesday 30th March 2021 for a “routine medical checkup” as insensitive, vexatious and an insult to Nigerians especially the working and poor people who have no choice but to

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Labour Holds National Protest over Minimum Wage Legislation

On March 10, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress organised a national protest of affiliates and members to the National Assembly and various state houses of assembly against, among other issues, the planned transfer of minimum wage from exclusive legislative list to the concurrent list. With the exception of Lagos and Abuja which saw modest turnouts, the

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THE ANNOUNCED PETROL PRICE HIKE IS A DRESS REHEARSAL OF WHAT IS TO COME

WORKING MASSES AND YOUTH SHOULD ORGANIZE MASSIVELY TO CHALLENGE ANY HIKE IN PETROL PRICE; PREVAIL ON NLC AND TUC LEADERSHIP TO WITHDRAW THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF DEREGULATION AND COMMENCE MOBILISATION FOR MASS ACTION It was not surprising that the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) announced a price hike of petrol from N168 to N212 per litre on Thursday, March 11,

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Labour Must Resist Fuel Price Hike and All Anti-Poor Policies

DSM WELCOMES LABOUR MARCH 10 NATIONAL PROTEST TO DEFEND THE MINIMUM WAGE AGAINST ATTACKS The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the March 2nd decision of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to mobilize for a “national protest action” starting from March 10, 2021 against (1) the ploy by the capitalist elite to undermine the national

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COVID-19:  Labour Must Lead Workers and the Poor to Resist Attacks on Jobs, Pays and Living Condition

Globally, the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed capitalism for having placed a greater premium on the private accumulation of capital and profit as against adequate investment in social services such as healthcare delivery services, education, food production, potable water, electricity etc. As a consequence of this failure, Nigeria economy, just like the global economy is vulnerable and entered a recession with

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TRADE UNION MOVEMENT WEAKENED BY RIGHTWING LEADERS’ STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH CAPITALIST RULING ELITE

For a Fighting and Democratic Trade Union Movement Workers have come under attacks of monumental proportion across the sectors of the economy. Casualization is being consolidated, unpaid salary regime reigns supreme, many workers have been placed on fractional salary, the right to belong to a union is trampled upon in some companies etc. On top of this the economic crisis

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WORKERS IN A WAVE OF STRIKES IN OYO STATE

NLC and TUC Must Intervene Now for Proper Coordination of the Struggle and with Solidarity Action It is an astounding paradox that workers’ strikes and agitations have begun to rise from one government establishment in Oyo State to another in the recent time, despite the Engr Seyi Makinde-led government’s claim on its priority for workers’ welfare across the state. The

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MINIMUM WAGE AND ARREARS OF SALARIES AND PENSIONS IN OSUN STATE

Oyetola/APC Government must stop the Ruse and Pay Workers and Retirees After several demands and agitations for a new minimum wage, Osun State, among some other states, reluctantly agreed to pay the minimum wage of N30, 000 without any concrete plans for the commencement of its implementation. By Abbey Falodun Using a similar style of his predecessor, Oyetola/APC Government presented

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Fighting Back – Workplace Notes

Workers in Nigeria have consistently come under immense attacks from bosses in the bid to maximize profits. Many workers are subjected to slavery conditions with poor pay and no union rights. Unfortunately, the official labour leadership usually abandons these workers.  These attacks have been intensified since the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in March 2020. Over a million workers either lost their