Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

By - DSM

ALTERNATIVE ACTION PLAN FOR LOCKDOWN

SPN call for action to all trade unions, pro-masses’ organisations and civil society Dissatisfied with the puny and inadequate relief provisions promised by the Federal Government, the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) call on all trade unions, pro-masses organisations and civil society to join us to demand the following set of alternative demands as the conditions which the Federal government

By - DSM

SPN DEMANDS N100, 000 COVID-19 SPECIAL ALLOWANCE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND ALL WORKERS ON THE FRONTLINE

FOR A FREE, ADEQUATELY-FUNDED AND DEMOCRATICALLY-MANAGED PUBLIC HEALTHCARE 1. The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby demands the immediate payment of ₦100, 000 Special COVID-19 monthly allowance to all medical/health professionals and other workers at the frontline of the war against COVID-19 during this emergency period occasioned by the pandemic. 2. We also demand a declaration by the Federal and

By - DSM

AS CORONA VIRUS INFECTS NIGERIA’S ECONOMY

Capitalism has failed to Defend Nigerians’ Health H.T Soweto Even though the figures are rising daily, it is not certain yet how disastrous the ravages of COVID-19 will be for Nigeria in terms of number of infections and deaths. Economically however, there is no doubt that Nigeria faces the possibility of another economic recession as a result of the virus

By - DSM

STOP PLAN TO SACK 120 TASCE WORKERS IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC: CALL FOR SOLIDARITY

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) wishes to alert the public to the plan of the Dr Kiadese Lukman-led management of Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Ogun State, to sack 120 workers because of their role in the struggle for payment of over 67 months’ owed salary arrears and opposition to other anti-worker policies. Before now some

By - DSM

ABBEY TROTSKY VS SUMAL FOODS LIMITED – A Call for Solidarity

Abbey faces four cases in Court over intervention in the plight of Casual Workers in Sumal A Call for Solidarity Actions and Financial Support Drop Trumped-up Charges against Abbey Trotsky We of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) solicit solidarity actions including financial supports from trade unions, civil society originations, activists and people of good conscience for the

By - DSM

SPN Demands Immediate Implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage in Osun State without retrenchment; and Payment of over Thirty-month Arrears of Half-salaries and Half-pensions

* The Governor should stop paying lip service on the matter but pay the new minimum wage * We call on labour leaders to call Workers’ Congress to discuss and take actions The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State Chapter hereby calls on the government of Gboyega Oyetola in Osun State to, as a matter of urgency, start the

By - DSM

13TH MONTH BONUS AND PROMPT PAYMENT OF SALARIES ARE GOOD DEVELOPMENTS BUT MORE DESIRABLE IS THE IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION OF N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE WITHOUT RETRENCHMENT!

*Labour must ensure that the implementation of the new minimum wage is in full compliance with minimum wage act and the FG/labour agreement should be the bench mark!! The attention of the Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, Oyo State Chapter has been drawn to a media report that civil servants in the state were paid “13th month bonus” in addition

By - DSM

OGUN MINIMUM WAGE: GOVERNMENT AGREEMENT TO NEGOTIATE NOT SYNONYMOUS TO CONCESSIONS

LABOUR LEADERS AND WORKERS MUST PREPARE TO STRUGGLE TO WIN FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF MINIMUM WAGE WITHOUT RETRENCHMENT OR ILLEGAL DEDUCTIONS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun State chapter, receives with a mixed filling the last-minute suspension of the planned 48 hour warning strike by the state chapters of NLC and TUC. The strike was meant to protest

By - DSM

OGUN MINIMUM WAGE STRUGGLE: LABOUR MUST MATCH WORDS WITH ACTIONS

NLC AND TUC MUST COMMENCE IMMEDIATE MOBILISATION OF WORKERS, AND ALSO CALL A MEETING OF SOCIALISTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Ogun state chapter, warmly welcomes the decision of the NLC and TUC Ogun state chapters to embark on a 48-hour warning strike action to protest the continued indifference and nonchalant attitude of

By - DSM

WE SOLIDARISE WITH THE 2-DAY WARNING STRIKE OF OGUN STATE WORKERS OVER MINIMUM WAGE IMPLEMENTATION

We of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Ogun State, express solidarity with the organised labour in Ogun State on the decision to embark on a two-day warning strike from 19th to 20th December, 2019 if its demand for a negotiation committee on the minimum wage was not met by the state government. We call on the Ogun State Chapter

By - DSM

SPN CALLS ON FG TO MEET ALL ELECTRICITY WORKERS DEMANDS

* Privatisation has failed! Nationalisation of the electricity sector under workers and consumers’ democratic control and management is the only way out! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) calls on the Federal Government to avoid another strike in the power sector by ensuring all grievances of electricity workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employee (NUEE) are

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