Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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OYO STATE MUST RECALL 3,000 SACKED PUBLIC WORKERS

Democratic Socialist Movement, Oyo State Chapter, Press Statement, August 7, 2012 OYO STATE MUST RECALL 3,000 SACKED PUBLIC WORKERS Labour Must Issue a Two-Week Ultimatum Labour leaders must commence immediate mass mobilization towards the immediate and unconditional implementation of N18,000 minimum wage now! The Oyo State chapter of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) jointly condemn

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SOLIDARITY WITH ELECTRICITY WORKERS: WITHDRAW THE TROOPS FROM PHCN INSTALLATION !

SOLIDARITY WITH ELECTRICITY WORKERS: WITHDRAW THE TROOPS FROM PHCN INSTALLATION ! KEEP PHCN PUBLIC UNDER DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF WORKERS AND CONSUMERS By Ayo Ademiluyi As a measure to enforce the takeover of Transmission Company of Nigeria, part of the assets of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), by Manitoba Hydro International Ltd, a Canadian firm, the Goodluck Jonathan government

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Minimum Wage: Osun State Workers must reject latest Onslaught

Minimum Wage: Osun State Workers must reject latest Onslaught By Alfred Adegoke (Protem Chairperson, SPN Osun State) The Osun State Chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the latest assault by the Rauf Aregbesola/ACN government of Osun state on the democratic right of workers to seek improvements in their living and working conditions, and calls for full implementation

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LAGOS DOCTORS WIN ROUND ONE

LAGOS DOCTORS WIN ROUND ONE Abiodun Aremu, JAF Secretary, addressing journalists and protesters – photo DSM For Immediate and Unconditional Recall of all Sacked Doctors For Full Implementation of CONMESS NLC and TUC must intervene with Solidarity Action By Peluola Adewale The Lagos doctors have won the round one of their legal battle against the Lagos state government. Justice Benedict

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BUILD A FIGHTBACK AGAINST ELECTRICITY TARRIFF HIKE!

BUILD A FIGHTBACK AGAINST ELECTRICITY TARRIFF HIKE! For a NUEE/NLC-led national mass actions and 48hr warning general strike. By Ayo Ademiluyi In an another major grand onslaught on the working masses, the Jonathan regime is set to put in place a ‘new’ tariff by June 1 with an increment from its present rate of N4.00 per kilowatt-hour (pkwh) to N18

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DSM CONDEMNS THE SACK OF STRIKING LAGOS DOCTORS

DSM CONDEMNS THE SACK OF STRIKING LAGOS DOCTORS FASHOLA SHOULD IMMEDIATELY REINSTATE ALL SACKED DOCTORS! We Urge NMA to declare 24-hour Solidarity National Strike Now!! Click here for the Leaflet pdf The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns the sack of 788 doctors by the Lagos state government. This action is draconian and unlawful. Doctors embarked on strike when the Lagos

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE SACK OF STRIKING LAGOS DOCTORS

Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) PRESS STATEMENT CDWR CONDEMNS THE SACK OF STRIKING LAGOS DOCTORS FASHOLA SHOULD IMMEDIATELY MEET DEMANDS OF DOCTORS AND ADEQUATELY FUND HEALTH CARE SERVICES The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the sack of striking doctors by the Lagos state government. This action is draconian and unlawful. Doctors have embarked on strike

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Striking Doctors Sacked

Lagos Doctors’ Strike Striking Doctors Sacked DSM Calls on NMA, NLC and TUC to declare a 24hour solidarity nationwide strike For a Collective Fight Back to Defeat the Government By H.T Soweto On Monday 7 May 2012, doctors in Lagos State employment who have been on strike since April 16 were collectively sacked. The doctors embarked on strike to demand

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Fanfare fails to mask workers’ anger

May Day in Nigeria: Fanfare fails to mask workers’ anger By Peluola Adewale 2012 May Day – marching with SPN banner at Abuja rally – photo DSM Nigerian workers joined their counterparts globally to celebrate this year’s international workers’ day with merrymaking and fanfare in all the 36 state capitals and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, where the central rally

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A MORE CORDINATED STRUGGLE OF OYO STATE WORKERS IS REQUIRED NOW!

OYO STATE CAN PAY 18000 MINIMUM WAGE BUT: A MORE CORDINATED STRUGGLE OF OYO STATE WORKERS IS REQUIRED NOW! The Oyo State chapter of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) felicitates with the entire workers in Oyo State workers on the occasion of this year event of May Day. We especially commend the public sector workers for their resoluteness in the struggle

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Workers Struggle in the past one year and the Tasks Ahead

Workers Struggle in the past one year and the Tasks Ahead Kola Ibrahim For the past one year, the working people of Nigeria have had causes to engage the capitalist ruling class of different shades and disguises in fierce battles. These battles are against the attempt of the Nigerian governments and their big business partners to drive down the living

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MINIMUM WAGE: OYO WORKERS RESUME STRUGGLE, REJECT ROTTEN OFFER FROM THE STATE GOVERNMENT

MINIMUM WAGE: OYO WORKERS RESUME STRUGGLE, REJECT ROTTEN OFFER FROM THE STATE GOVERNMENT By Abbey Trotsky Oyo State workers have gone back to the trenches in their struggle for implementation of the minimum wage. At a joint congress held on March 16, 2012, the workers overwhelmingly rejected the new salary scale released by the state government. The workers who belong

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FUEL PRICE HIKE

FUEL PRICE HIKE AS JAF KICK STARTS RESISTANCE, LABOUR SHOULD DECLARE TWO-DAYS OF MASS ACTIONS INCLUDING STRIKES AND MASS PROTESTS By DSM Reporters Although the Joint Action Front (JAF) had previously fixed January 3 for mass action to kick-start opposition to fuel subsidy removal in Lagos, the mass of Lagosians themselves showed their rejection of this latest anti-poor policy by

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Re-instate Victimised Trade Unionist

Zartech, Ibadan Re-instate Victimised Trade Unionist DSM Comrade Sacked by Zartech for Fighting for Workers Interests A Clarion call for Solidarity By Abbey Trotsky Kayode Wintola – photo DSM The management of Zartech, an agro-allied company in Ibadan, Oyo state, on Friday November 25, sacked comrade Kayode Wintola, a member of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and the welfare officer of

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Zartech AAEUN branch must reverse the indefinite suspension order on Kayode Wintola, its Welfare Off

Trade Union democracy Zartech AAEUN branch must reverse the indefinite suspension order on Kayode Wintola, its Welfare Officer, NOW! A fighting workers’ union free of management influence is needed now!!* By Abbey Trotsky The Zartech branch of Agricultural and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria (AAEUN) has issued out an indefinite suspension letter to its welfare officer, Kayode Wintola, who is

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DSM Supports Osun Tertiary Institutions workers’ Strike

Osun education struggles DSM Supports Osun Tertiary Institutions workers’ Strike Struggle must go beyond sit-at-home strike For a collective struggle for better education funding The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, hereby condemns the arrogance of the Osun State government to the current strike of the academic and non-academic staff at the four state-owned tertiary institutions. We call on

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Workers of Rebecca Fashion Ltd Protest Poor Working Conditions

Workers of Rebecca Fashion Ltd Protest Poor Working Conditions 2-Day Strike Win Partial Concession Workers of Rebecca Fashion Ltd Protest Poor Working Conditions – photo DSM Workers of Rebecca Fashion Limited, a Chinese company that produces Noble brand of weave-on (hair weave), went on an indefinite strike on Thursday, October 27, 2011 to press demand for better pay and improved

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DEREGULATION

DEREGULATION Labour must Begin Immediate Mobilization for Two-day General Strike and Mass protest By Peluola Adewale Despite the growing outcry, the Goodluck Jonathan government has pig-headedly resolved to intensify the neo-liberal capitalist attacks on the working people with the planned deregulation of petrol in the name of oil subsidy removal. Worse still, the government has sought to make the public

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JOINT ACTION FRONT (JAF) HOLDS CONGRESS

JOINT ACTION FRONT (JAF) HOLDS CONGRESS JAF members voting the new leadership – photo DSM Saturday and Sunday, 8 and 9 October 2011, saw the Joint Action Front (JAF), the civil society partner of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO), hold its second delegate congress. The JAF

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SUPPORT WORKERS IN STRUGGLE

AIRTEL and DANGOTE PASTA SUPPORT WORKERS IN STRUGGLE CDWR SUPPORTS NLC BACKING OF AIRTEL WORKERS’ STRUGGLE CALLS ON LABOUR TO SHOW THE SAME SOLIDARITY WITH 250 VICTIMISED WORKERS OF DANGOTE PASTA Dangote workers picket Food Union Secreteriat July 2011 – photo DSM – photo DSM The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) welcomes the intervention of the Nigeria Labour