Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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May Day 2013: Jonathan Government Intensifies Attacks on Democratic Rights

May Day 2013: Jonathan Government Intensifies Attacks on Democratic Rights 15 DSM Members Arrested at May Day Rallies By Peluola Adewale A worker making enquiry at our stand in Lagos, photo DSM The report of Democratic Socialist Movement members’ participation in this year’s May Day is dominated by the story of arrest or comrades, or threat of it, at a

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DURA PACK WORKERS EMBARK ON STRIKE OVER DEATH OF COLLEAGUE

Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Press Statement DURA PACK WORKERS EMBARK ON STRIKE OVER DEATH OF COLLEAGUE CDWR DEMAND ADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR FAMILY OF DECEASED AND PROTECTIVE MEASURES FOR WORKERS It was a sad day for workers of Dura Pack Industry Ltd. when their colleague, Mr. Kenneth, died while at work on Tuesday April 16, 2013 by 3pm.

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SPN Rejects State-sponsored Kangaroo Court Order

Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) – Osun State Chapter Press Statement Lecturers’ Strike in Osun State: SPN Rejects State-sponsored Kangaroo Court Order The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the latest antic of the Osun State government to break the strike of the academic staff unions at the four state-owned tertiary institutions without meeting their demands, using the some pliable

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Angry, Bitter and Undeterred, Hundreds of Pensioners and Activists Rally in Lagos

NLC and TUC’s Suspension of April 10 Protest: Angry, Bitter and Undeterred, Hundreds of Pensioners and Activists Rally in Lagos H.T Soweto Abiodun Aremu, JAF Secretary, addressing the protesters, inluding pensioners and activists, as well as journalists at rally – photo DSM – photo DSM If one were to describe the mood on Wednesday, April 10, at the protest rallies

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Minimum Wage in Osun State:

Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) – Osun State Chapter Minimum Wage in Osun State: Rotten Deal between Aregbesola Govt. and Renegade Labour leaders Once again, the Rauf Aregbesola-led Osun State government has shown its anti-worker and dubious character with the current underhand dealing with renegade labour leaders to deny workers their legitimate right to the nationally legislated N18, 000 minimum

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April 10 Protest must be a First Step in the Struggle to end Capitalist Mass Looting!

NLC Protest Call April 10 Protest must be a First Step in the Struggle to end Capitalist Mass Looting! Workers, Pensioners, youths and the Unemployed Must Join the Protest By Peluola Adewale The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress to hold a protest march in Abuja and Lagos against the monumental pension fraud and

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Government Must Accede to Lecturers’ Demands

Socialist Party of Nigeria, Osun state Lecturers’ Strike in Osun State Tertiary Institutions: Government Must Accede to Lecturers’ Demands “Opon Imon” Project is mere grandstanding The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State Chapter, hereby calls on the Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola/ACN-led Osun State government to immediately accede to the demands of the striking lecturers of the state-owned tertiary institutions. We

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RE: NLC PLANNED PROTEST AGAINST PENSION SCAM

Socialist Party of Nigeria BUILD NLC PLANNED PROTEST AGAINST PENSION SCAM The SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA (SPN) welcomes and fully supports the decision by the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) to “mobilize workers on a protest march to the presidency and state government houses … over growing level of corruption and crisis in the pension

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NUCECFWW National Delegates Conference, Owerri

NUCECFWW National Delegates Conference, Owerri BUILDING A WORKING CLASS POLITICAL ALTERNATIVE By Ayo Ademiluyi The Nigerian Union of Civil Engineering Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers held their Fourth Quadrennial National Delegates’ Conference on February 22 in Owerri, the Imo State capital. With the theme, “Employment Deficit and the Panacea of Construction and Wood Sector Growth in a World of Work”,

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE ILLEGAL SACK OF WORKERS BY MANAGEMENT OF ZENITH BANK PLC

Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) CDWR CONDEMNS THE ILLEGAL SACK OF WORKERS BY MANAGEMENT OF ZENITH BANK PLC FOR RECALL OF ALL SACKED WORKERS WITHOUT LOSS OF PAY The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the illegal sack of workers by the Zenith Bank management. On 25th July 2011, Zenith Bank Plc sacked three hundred and

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Aviation Sector Crisis Deepens Despite Huge Intervention Funds Given To Private Airlines

Aviation Sector Crisis Deepens Despite Huge Intervention Funds Given To Private Airlines By Chinedu Bosah The aviation sector has been in the doldrums since the outright privatization of the industry. This is an industry that can conveniently be termed an ‘elite industry’ when the average earnings of Nigerians are compared to the high cost of flying from one place to

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Minimum Wage Struggle – What Next?

Osun state Minimum Wage Struggle – What Next? After more than a year after the last strike, workers in Osun State under the two umbrella unions – NLC and TUC – have restarted agitation for the implementation of the nationally legislated N18, 000 minimum wage. As at Thursday, 31st January, 2013, three congresses of workers have been held in the

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NIPOST PENSIONERS’ STRUGGLE

NIPOST PENSIONERS’ STRUGGLE GOVERNMENT SHOULD IMMEDIATELY PAY ALL PENSION ARREARS AND 2/3 GRATUITY NOW! Picketing of the post offices by the retirees of the NIPOST protesting the non-payment of 72 months arrears of pensions and two-third of gratuities being owed by the government, photo DSM Since December 24, 2012, the offices of the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) throughout the country

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Lagos: In Defiance of Unfavourable Court Judgement, Okada Riders Resolve to Continue Protest

Lagos: In Defiance of Unfavourable Court Judgement, Okada Riders Resolve to Continue Protest Mobilization for Mass Action on Wednesday 19 December A Grim Battle for Survival Opening up in Lagos By HT Soweto Mobilisation Meeting of okada riders in Agege Lagos on Monday Dec. 17, photo DSM Over a hundred angry okada riders were at a mass meeting on Sunday

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NLC’S MISSION TO RE-CLAIM LABOUR PARTY

NLC’S MISSION TO RE-CLAIM LABOUR PARTY Nigeria’s incurable socio-political crisis requires an urgent working class socio-political alternative Segun Sango General Secretary Democratic Socialist Movement It is debatable whether currently there is any other country in the whole world afflicted with a greater socio-political crisis more than Nigeria. Potentially, Nigeria should be a success story. With a huge population of about

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Nigeria’s Power Privatization is an Economic Dead-end

Nigeria’s Power Privatization is an Economic Dead-end For democratic public ownership and management, and massive state funding of the power sector By Kola Ibrahim Despite all attempts by the capitalist ruling class in Nigeria and its big business town criers, to portray the privatization of the electricity sub-sector in Nigeria in good light, the reality has continued to show that

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Pension Policy in Osun State: No to Compulsory Retirement

CDWR Press Statement: Pension Policy in Osun State: No to Compulsory Retirement The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Osun State condemns, in strong terms, the ridiculous, illegal and clearly unjustified compulsory contributory pension policy being imposed on workers by the Osun State government. We call for immediate reversal of this obviously obnoxious policy. We also call on the

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2012 Teachers’ Day

2012 Teachers’ Day Taking a stand for teachers and education On October 5, members of DSM participated at events marking this year World Teachers’ Day in Oyo and Osun states. We intervened with various leaflets, banners and our paper, Socialist Democracy (SD). In Oyo state, Abbey Trotsky, the state secretary of DSM, was the lead speaker at the public meeting

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CDWR Supports Teachers Strike

PRESS STATEMENT CDWR Supports Teachers Strike We Demand Immediate Payment of 27.5% TSA to Teachers The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the continued refusal of some state governors to pay the Teachers Salary Allowance (TSA), 27.5% of the salaries, which has been agreed upon between the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and federal government in 2008 and

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THE PRIVATISATION OF PHCN AND THE LABOUR MOVEMENT

THE PRIVATISATION OF PHCN AND THE LABOUR MOVEMENT Segun Sango, Protem Chairman, Socialist Party of Nigeria For over one decade now, Nigeria’s capitalist ruling elite acting under the dictates of global capitalist corporations/sharks, have been making efforts to sell the PHCN to profiteers, the so-called private sector. For most part of this period, the electricity workers unions, particularly NUEE have