Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

By - DSM

UPDATE ON LASPOTECH WORKERS STRUGGLE AND COURT CASE: THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES

On Monday 9 December 2019, LASPOTECH (Lagos State Polytechnic) workers were at the Magistrate Court, Ogba, Lagos where 10 leaders of the staff unions are standing trial on trumped-up charges including allegations of attempted murder. In reality, the workers leaders are being hounded and persecuted for defending their strike against an attempt orchestrated by the authorities to break it using

By - DSM

N30,000 Minimum Wage: Most state governments set to violate the Minimum Wage Act

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) wishes to alert the labour movement to the fact that anti-worker state governors are planning to violate the minimum wage act by refusing to fully implement the new national minimum wage of N30, 000 which was recently signed into law by the Federal government. This was clearly revealed by a recent statement

By - DSM

UPDATE OF THE STRUGGLES OF SACKED WORKERS OF ENL AND DANGOTE PLC FOR UNPAID ENTITLEMENTS

By Davy Fidel, DSM Ajegunle The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), Ikoyi, Lagos has fixed Thursday February 20, 2020 for the judgement in the case of the ENL dock workers; and December 4/5 (Weds/Thurs), 2019 for the second phase of hearing of Dangote Plc, concerning the sacked 800 Dangote Truck Officers. Apparently, for a lot of dock workers who

By - DSM

IMPLEMENTATION OF IPPIS, WITHOUT DEMOCRATIC CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF SCHOOLS, WILL NOT CURB CORRUPTION IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) views the controversy generated around the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) in the public Universities as unnecessary and diversionary especially considering the enormous challenges of underfunding, skyrocketing tuition fees and clampdown on democratic rights facing the education sector. No doubt, mindboggling corruption has become the hallmark of many public tertiary

By - DSM

TASCE PROTEST: STOP ALL FORMS OF VINDICTIVE ACTION AGAINST WORKERS AND ACCEDE TO THEIR LEGITIMATE DEMANDS

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) wishes to draw the attention of the general public to the ignominy that the Dr Kiadese Lukman-led management of the Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu has now descended into, and the lacklustre and callous attitude bordering on vindictiveness of the Dapo Abiodun APC-led government of Ogun state towards the plights of

By - Comrade Pelad

LASPOTECH WORKERS REMAIN STEADFAST DESPITE PERSECUTION BY GOVERNMENT AND RECTOR

By HT Soweto Today, members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) joined workers of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) as their case came up at the Magistrate Court, Yaba Oyingbo, Lagos. The workers who cut across the three trade unions on the campus (ASUP, NASU, and SSANIP) have been agitating through

By - DSM

Oyo House committee hearing on Sumal workers doesn’t hold

CDWR meeting with Oyo State House Committee on Employment, Labour, Productivity and Pension was dispersed without a definite time to reconvene The conduct of Hon. Mustapha Hakeem Olawale during the preceding suggests a bias and compromise Journalists were barred from covering the proceeding! A new stage in the long running labour dispute at Sumal Foods in Ibadan developed when the

By - DSM

Key issues facing education and the fight for democratic rights of students and campus workers

Text of a press conference convened by the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) to address salient developments in the education sector held on Tuesday 29 October 2019 in Lagos Great Nigerian workers! Great Nigerian students! (1) We welcome you all to this press conference. By now, we are sure that there is hardly anyone, except those who benefit from the corrupt

By - DSM

AS THE STRUGGLE FOR N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE MOVES TO STATES: VITAL LESSON FOR THE LABOUR MOVEMENT

H.T Soweto With the signing of a deal between the Federal Government and the labour centres on Friday 18 October 2019 over the relativity or consequential adjustment for grade levels, the struggle for the implementation of the N30, 000 National Minimum Wage has without doubt entered a new stage. Unfortunately, any jubilation over this concession without sober contemplation of the

By - DSM

N30,000 MINIMUM WAGE: LABOUR WOULD HAVE WON MORE INCREMENT FOR WORKERS IF IT HAD MOBILISED WORKERS FOR MASS STRUGGLE

LABOUR MUST EMBARK ON MASS ACTIONS AGAINST ALL ANTI-PEOPLE POLICIES TO FIGHT FOR A BETTER LIVING STANDARD OF WORKERS AND THE MASSES The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) considers the fact that it took the federal government five months, after signing the minimum wage bill into law, to reach agreement with Labour on the consequential wage adjustment as a testament

By - DSM

Abbey Trotsky vs Police and Sumal Foods Ibadan: A call for Solidarity Actions

Matter comes up Thursday October 24, 2019 at Magistrate Court Iyaganku, Ibadan By Peluola Adewale The trial of Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky), Acting National Chairperson of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) and Oyo State Coordinator of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) over trumped-up charges by the police at instance of Sumal Foods, Ibadan will come up

By - DSM

FINANCIAL APPEAL FOR A CAMPAIGN ON MINIMUM WAGE, CASUALISATION AND AGAINST STATE HARRASMENT OF ABBEY TROTSKY

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) –a campaign platform formed by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) to intervene in workers struggle – would like to request your donation to the financial appeal meant for a campaign we have initiated to argue and fight for the full implementation of the minimum wage at all levels and an end to

By - DSM

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

By - DSM

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

By - DSM

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

By - DSM

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

By - DSM

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

By - DSM

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

By - DSM

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

By - DSM

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