Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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TIME FOR A 48-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST TO TACKLE RISING COST OF LIVING AND UNEMPLOYMENT!

FOR THE BUILDING OF A MASS WORKERS POLITICAL PARTY BASED ON SOCIALIST PROGRAMMES TO KICK OUT THE APC, PDP AND ALL CAPITALIST PARTIES! Aside the daily orgy of violence, abductions and killings in Nigeria, one other fact of everyday life is the rising cost of living and its attendant consequences on the already impoverished working people. Living conditions, for big

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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: NIGERIAN TEACHERS DESERVE BETTER PAY AND WORKING CONDITIONS!

TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND ALL EDUCATION WORKERS MUST UNITE TO FIGHT AGAINST ALL ATTACKS ON PUBLIC EDUCATION! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) felicitates with teachers on this years’ occasion of World Teachers’ Day. We acknowledge the important role teachers play in the society as those who impact knowledge in students. Equally, we recognize the enormous challenges teachers are faced with. Teachers

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COMRADE NURUDEEN ALOWONLE A.K.A OMOMEEWA: AN INDEFATIGABLE STUDENT ACTIVIST, PRO-WORKER ADVOCATE AND SOCIALIST HOUNDED TO DEATH BY THE LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY (LASU) MANAGEMENT IN RETRIBUTION FOR HIS ROLE IN STUDENTS AND WORKERS STRUGGLES IN THE INSTITUTION

We demand immediate arrest and prosecution of his killers For a probe panel democratically constituted by elected representatives of the students union, staff unions, trade unions and civil society to unravel the circumstances surrounding his sudden and unfortunate death including possible complicity of the University administration. An end to victimization and tyranny on LASU campus The Education Rights Campaign (ERC)

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OGUN Workers: CDWR Demands Immediate Payments of All Outstanding Salaries and Deductions to Workers and Reinstatement of all Victimized Workers

We Call on NLC and TUC to declare a 48-Hour Warning Strike in support of workers The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Ogun state chapter, calls on the state leaderships of both the NLC and TUC to end their criminal silence in the face of increasing attacks on the democratic rights and living conditions of workers and the

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MOUKA UPDATE: ALL ARRESTED STRIKERS FREED FROM POLICE CUSTODY

The detained Mouka workers who were freed from police custody late yesterday reported to the Lagos Area F Police Command, Ikeja, this morning, Monday August 16. The workers were led by Comrade Funmi Sessi (Lagos NLC Chairperson) and Comrade Rufus Olusesan (CDWR National Chairperson) to meet with the Area Commander, Zongo Ali, and were finally released on bail. The Campaign

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MOUKA UPDATE – 12 strikers remain in Lagos police custody

CDWR DEMANDS UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL MOUKA WORKERS ARRESTED AND DETAINED BY THE LAGOS POLICE ALL SACKED MOUKA WORKERS MUST BE REINSTATED AND CASUAL AND CONTRACT WORKERS GIVEN REGULAR CONTRACTS Comrade Chinedu Bosah (CDWR National Publicity Secretary), Barrister Adeola and some family members (Mrs Balogun Oduola, Mrs Confidence Wogu, Mr Timothy Dasaba and Mr Cosmos) of the brutalized and detained

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UPDATED URGENT APPEAL – Arrest of Striking Mouka Workers, Lagos

UPDATED STATEMENT CDWR DEMANDS UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF 11 MOUKA WORKERS ARRESTED AND DETAINED BY THE NIGERIAN POLICE ON THE ORDERS OF MOUKA MANAGEMENT CDWR DEMANDS AN END TO MOUKA MANAGEMENT’S ATTACKS ON WORKERS AND THEIR LEADERS WE DEMAND AN END TO CASUALISATION AND CONTRACT STAFFING IN MOUKA LIMITED AND IMPROVEMENT IN WORKING CONDITIONS This morning (August 13, 2021) in Lagos

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Mouka foam workers on strike over victimization and poor conditions

CDWR calls for Solidarity Actions by national leadership of NUCFRLANMPE and NLC The Lagos workers of Mouka, a foam, mattress and pillow manufacturer,  have embarked on a strike action since Wednesday August 11, 2021, to protest against the attempt by the management to behead the workers’ union in the company – National Union of Chemical, Footwear, Rubber, Leather and Non-Metallic

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CDWR SUPPORTS RESIDENT MEDICAL DOCTORS’ STRIKE

CDWR DEMANDS ADEQUATE PUBLIC FUNDING OF HEALTH SECTOR The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) supports the strike action of the Resident Doctors. The Resident Doctors are agitating for the payment of COVID-19 Inducement Hazard Allowance owed to them. The Resident Doctors are also demanding the placement of Resident Doctors on CONMESS 2019 adjusted salary wage scale and for

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FOOD UNION IN THE STOMACH OF ITS RIGHTWING LEADERS

TRADE UNIONS MUST BE RESCUED FROM RIGHT-WING TRADE UNION LEADERS Looking at the activities and the manner the National Union of Food, Beverages and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) is run, it is clear the Lateef Oyelekan-led leadership is running a union of pro-management and pro-state as workers’ interests are sacrificed on the altar of profit and self-serving interest. The interest of

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CONTINUING CASE OF OYO COMMISSIONER OF POLICE VS ABBEY TROTSKY OVER SUPPORT GIVEN TO STRIKING SUMAL FOOD WORKERS IN IBADAN

The case of trumped-up criminal charges which was instituted against Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, (Abbey Trotsky) by the Zone 11 of Nigerian Police Oshogbo under the former leadership of retired DIG Leye Oyebade at the behest of SUMAL FOOD LIMITED, Ibadan came up again on Wednesday 7th July, 2021 at Magistrate Court 6, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State. The matter is in

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CDWR CALLS ON GOVERNOR ABIODUN OF OGUN TO SETTLE FOUR MONTHS OF UNPAID SALARIES TO MAPOLY LECTURERS

NLC AND TUC SHOULD SUPPORT THE DEMANDS OF WORKERS OF MAPOLY AND OTHER STATE INSTITUTIONS The Campaign for Workers’ and Democratic Rights (CDWR) Ogun state chapter, strongly condemns the deliberate withholding of four (4) months salaries of the lecturers of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Ogere in Abeokuta, by the state government. The CDWR views this as not only callous

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ERC CONDEMNS THE SHOOTING/KILLING OF PROTESTING STUDENTS OF KADUNA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

WE DEMAND JUSTICE AND HOLD THE EL-RUFAI-LED GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS ATTACK AND DEATH WE DEMAND REVERSAL OF INCREMENT IN FEES AT THE KADUNA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND THE KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY FOR A UNITED STRUGGLE OF STUDENTS AND THE WORKING PEOPLE IN KADUNA BACKED UP WITH A LABOUR-LED NATIONAL STRIKE! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the

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SPN SUPPORTS NLC’S JUNE 22 PLEDGE TO MOBILISE FOR A NATIONWIDE STRIKE OVER WORKERS SACK IN KADUNA STATE

SERIOUS MOBILIZATION OF WORKERS AND DEEPENING OF THE STRUGGLE IS THE ONLY WAY TO RESIST THESE ATTACKS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) supports the resolution of the National Executive Committee of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to return to mass struggle in response to the sustained attacks on workers in Kaduna. We believe that this is the only way

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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