Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Nigeria teachers demo in pictures

Nigeria teachers demo in pictures ERC with its banner – photo DSM Teachers demo – setting out – photo DSM Teachers march storming the street- photo DSM Protesters on the march – photo DSM Teachers demo – Rally – photo DSM Teachers demo – Rally audience – photo DSM Soweto addressing the audience at Ojuelegba – photo DSM Soweto addressing

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Teachers Strike Suspension: DSM commends the Steadfastness of Teachers So Far

Teachers Strike Suspension: DSM commends the Steadfastness of Teachers So Far The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) commends the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and the whole public school teachers in the country for their steadfastness and resolve during the period of the just suspended strike that lasted from 29th June to 29th of July 2008. We also commend Labour and

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Teachers Strike: Teachers and pro-labour activists scale up protests

Teachers Strike: Teachers and pro-labour activists scale up protests Peluola Adewale, Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM, CWI Nigeria), Lagos Alogba, NUT chair, flanked by Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary, Denja, NLC, and Aremu, UAD, addressing the rally, photo DSM For the second time in two weeks, teachers, members of civil society organisations and labour activists took to streets in Lagos on

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LASCO Leads Teachers to Streets

LASCO Leads Teachers to Streets About 2,000 protesters including mostly teachers, some labour leaders and members of civil society groups took to street on Thursday July 10 to drive home the demand for implementation of Teachers Salary Structure (TSS), an improved pay package for teachers. Education Rights Campaign banner on the 10 July protest The rally/protest march was organised by

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Teachers Strike

Teachers Strike Victory for Teachers is Victory for all Workers and Poor Masses Workers, Youths and Poor Masses Should Join all Solidarity Actions Labour Must Break Strategic Partnership with Government and Build a Working Peoples Political Alternative The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) fully supports the Solidarity Action by Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) with striking teachers slated for Thursday

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GOVERNMENT’S REACTION TO ONGOING TEACHERS’ STRIKE IS INSENSITVE, ANTI-UNION AND TOTALLY IRRESPONSIBL

Teachers Strike, DSM leaflet GOVERNMENT’S REACTION TO ONGOING TEACHERS’ STRIKE IS INSENSITVE, ANTI-UNION AND TOTALLY IRRESPONSIBLE The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) totally condemns the government’s latest reaction to the ongoing Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) strike for improved wages for teachers in secondary and primary schools. For us, the government’s overall reactions so far are utterly insensitive, diversionary and dangerous.

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Both Federal and State Governments Must Immediately Implement TSS

TEACHERS’ STRIKE Both Federal and State Governments Must Immediately Implement TSS NLC, TUC, LASCO Must Organise Solidarity Day of Mass Action in Support of NUT and also for a Living Wage for All Categories Of Workers The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) fully supports on the on-going strike embarked upon by the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and calls for the

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Pay Teachers Adequate Wages Now!

Education Rights Campaign Press Statement: Pay Teachers Adequate Wages Now! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) hereby condemns in strong terms the failure of the Yar’Adua and state governments to hearken to the demands of Nigerian teachers who are requesting for improved remuneration as contained in the Teachers Salary Scale. Also, we declare our total support of the teachers for improved

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JUNE 2007 GENERAL STRIKE AFTERMATH:

JUNE 2007 GENERAL STRIKE AFTERMATH: WHICH WAY FORWARD FOR THE WORKING MASSES? Between June 20 and June 23, 2007, Nigeria came to a complete halt as working people led the mass of the population in struggle against the latest attacks of the ruling robber elite. Overall, the general strike/mass protest recorded a huge success in terms of the massive support

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Four day General Strike ends

Four day General Strike ends Government makes partial retreat, but fundamental issues remain Robert Bechert, CWI London The latest general strike in Nigeria has ended when, on June 23, the trade union leaders accepted a government offer that granted most, but not all, of their demands. This four day stoppage was the most widespread and complete of the eight general

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General strike brings country to a standstill

General strike brings country to a standstill Report of first day Pelad, DSM Executive Committee, Lagos The first day (June 20, 2007) of the general strike and protest called by the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) in Nigeria was a huge success. This was despite the confusion that heralded the action. 24 hours before the strike, the government granted

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Nationwide protests greet new rulers

Nationwide protests greet new rulers NLC, TUC issue 14 day ultimatum – but workers’ leaders must act decisively over new attacks Two days of national protest against April’s elections was called by the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) for 28 and 29 May. The new president Umaru Yar’Adua’s was to be inaugurated on May 29 which was made a

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A HIGHLY MILITARIZED MAY DAY

A HIGHLY MILITARIZED MAY DAY This year’s May Day witnessed the first-ever joint rallies by the two trade union federations in the country, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), as the first practical step towards a resolved working relationship between the labour centres. However, what should have been the most significant feature of this May

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The Type Of Labour Leadership Needed In Post 2007 Elections

SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY MAY DAY SPECIAL EDITION The Type Of Labour Leadership Needed In Post 2007 Elections The two trade union federations in the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), have recently elected new leaderships. However, a more significant development is the resolve of the new leaderships of the two labour centers to establish a

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Joint May Day: NLC and TUC Must Flag off Mass Action against Electoral Fraud

Joint May Day: NLC and TUC Must Flag off Mass Action against Electoral Fraud The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) heartily welcomes the decision of the two trade union federations in the country, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), to hold a joint May Day rally for the very first time this year. This, we expect, will herald

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DSM goodwill message to the 9th Delegate Conference of the NLC

Nigerian Labour Congress DSM goodwill message to the 9th Delegate Conference of the NLC The DSM has been invited to address the NLC’s 9th Delegate Conference which is being held in Abuja, the Federal capital, on February 15 and 16. Below is the goodwill message that the DSM sent in advance of the Conference. AGENDA FOR LABOUR IN 2007 AND

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OSHIOMHOLE RUNNING ON JOINT TICKET OF ANPP AND LABOUR PARTY IN EDO STATE

PRESS STATEMENT OSHIOMHOLE RUNNING ON JOINT TICKET OF ANPP AND LABOUR PARTY IN EDO STATE We in the Democratic Socialist Movement read with deepest consternation and high sense of disappointment, the reports in the “VANGUARD” of Wednesday August 9, 2006 and “The GUARDIAN” of Thursday August 10, 2006 to the effect that the NLC President, Adams Oshiomhole, will be running