Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Minimum Wage: Urgent Issues which Labour must Address to ensure Total Implementation

Minimum Wage: Urgent Issues which Labour must Address to ensure Total Implementation By Peluola Adewale By 12 midnight on Wednesday July 20, 2011, when most workers and Nigerians had probably gone to bed, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) called off the three-day warning general strike they had planned to commence later in the day. This

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N 18 000 National Minimum Wage:

N 18 000 National Minimum Wage: Fight for Full Implementation Now! For Active Strike with a Series of Mass Activities Ahead of the expiration of its two week ultimatum Labour has declared a 3-day warning general strike to commence on Wednesday July 20, 2010. Already some state governors and the federal government have been making efforts to prevent the strike

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OYO STATE: PRESS STATEMENT

OYO STATE: PRESS STATEMENT SUSTAINED STRUGGLE OF WORKERS WILL GUARANTEE N18, 000 MINIMUM WAGE Immediate mass mobilization towards the nationwide general strike is needed! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Oyo State Chapter call on the mass of Oyo State workers to remain steadfast in the struggle for the new N18,000 minimum wage. We join the mass of Oyo workers to

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OYO STATE WORKERS RESIST N9, 400 “RELATIVITY PAY”,

OYO STATE WORKERS RESIST N9, 400 “RELATIVITY PAY”, Immediate mass mobilization towards the nationwide general strike needed By Ayo Ademiluyi In the wave of struggle over the non-implementation of the N18,000 minimum wage, Oyo State workers have passed a vote of no confidence on the state labour leadership for their seeming complicity in the N9,400 “relativity pay” being proposed to

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TOTAL SUPPORT FOR THE NLC AND TUC DEMAND!

Joint Action Forum (JAF) TOTAL SUPPORT FOR THE NLC AND TUC DEMAND! STRUGGLE FOR THE IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE N18,000 NEW MINIMUM WAGE!! PUBLIC AND PRIVATE WORKERS, YOUTHS AND THE POOR IN THE COMMUNITIES SHOULD GIVE MAXIMUM MASS SUPPORT TO THE NEW MINIMUM WAGE ACT!! Being text of the Press Conference by the leadership of the Joint Action Forum (JAF)

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Minimum Wage:

Minimum Wage: Labour Must Declare a Two-Day Warning Strike and Mass Action By Peluola Adewale The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) calls on the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to ensure that the struggle for the implementation of the modest new minimum wage go beyond mere propaganda which seems to be the prevailing approach

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THE 10TH NLC DELEGATES CONFERENCE: THE TYPE OF LEADERS THE WORKING MASSES NEED IN THE NEXT FOUR YEAR

THE 10TH NLC DELEGATES CONFERENCE: THE TYPE OF LEADERS THE WORKING MASSES NEED IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary Four years ago, the Nigeria Labour Congress last elected its national leadership. Not unexpectedly, this past four years had witnessed a wide range of activities and struggles by the Abdulwahed Omar led executive. Elected barely few weeks

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LABOUR AND CIVIL SOCIETY COALITION (LASCO)

LABOUR AND CIVIL SOCIETY COALITION (LASCO) LASCO Declares SOLIDARITY ACTION for ASUU-SSANU-NAAT-NASU-ASUP-SSANIP-SSUCOEN-COEASU Being text of the Press Conference held in Lagos, December 13, 2010 This joint-press briefing has been called by the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) in collaboration with the leadership of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) comprising eight unions involved in the on-going strike in tertiary institutions

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Pro-Labour Activists and Workers March in Lagos in Support of Labour Demand for N18, 000 National Mi

Pro-Labour Activists and Workers March in Lagos in Support of Labour Demand for N18, 000 National Minimum Wage Labour Should Immediately Begin Mass Mobilisation for General Strike By Keye Ewebiyi On Wednesday November 10, 2010, the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) in Lagos complemented the 3-day warning strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union

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RALLY! RALLY!! MASS PROTEST!!!

RALLY! RALLY!! MASS PROTEST!!! LABOUR & CIVIL SOCIETY COALITION (LASCO) CALLS ON NIGERIANS TO Participate in the 3-DAYS WARNING STRIKE (November 10 -12, 2010) Support the Demand by Labour for the immediate implementation of the N18,000 Minimum Wage without any Retrenchment Prepare for indefinite General Strike/Mass Actions should Government failed to implement the agreed new Minimum Wage within the 3-Day

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KEEP PHCN PUBLIC!

KEEP PHCN PUBLIC! Segun Sango, General Secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) President Goodluck Jonathan recently launched a ‘Road map on power sector reform’, the aim of which is to privatize the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) – formerly National Electric Power Authority (NEPA). As a condition for this, the government has increased electricity tariff from about N4. 00 per

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Warning Strike on New Minimum Wage Demand is Welcome

Warning Strike on New Minimum Wage Demand is Welcome Labour Should Begin Mass Mobilization Immediately DSM Statement The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) wholeheartedly welcomes the notice of warning strike the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has given to the government should it not initiate the process of implementation of the new minimum wage by November 9, 2010. The 3-day strike is

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ELECTRICITY WORKERS STEP UP FIGHT AGAINST PRIVATISATION OF POWER SECTOR

ELECTRICITY WORKERS STEP UP FIGHT AGAINST PRIVATISATION OF POWER SECTOR NLC AND TUC MUST ORGANISE SOLIDARITY ACTIONS TO BACK THEM By Chinedu Bosah The struggle against privatisation and other neo-liberal policies in Nigeria was stepped up on Monday 25th October, 2010 when electricity workers, labour and human right activists under the auspices of Joint Action Forum (JAF) and the National

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EDUCATION WORKERS’ STRIKE REVS UP

EDUCATION WORKERS’ STRIKE REVS UP Mass Rallies and Demonstrations in Lagos H.T Soweto. As the strike of education workers in State Tertiary Institutions in Lagos State (in the South East, the strike is going to about three months now) entered its third week, the striking unions have stepped up action. The strike is for implementation of the 2009 Federal Government-ASUU

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ANOTHER ROUND OF UNIVERSITY WORKERS’ STRIKE

ANOTHER ROUND OF UNIVERSITY WORKERS’ STRIKE Only Joint Struggle of Workers, Students and Parents Can Guarantee Victory Segun Sango, General Secretary, Democratic Socialist Movement The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) hereby solidarises with striking education workers who are demanding that the State governments implement an agreement signed with the unions by the Federal government in 2009. We believe the demands of

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South Africa: 1.3 million public servants in one-day warning strike

South Africa: 1.3 million public servants in one-day warning strike Longer strike may follow after negotiations on Thursday Liv Shange, Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM – CWI in South Africa) Approximately 20,000 workers marched in Tshwane and 15,000 in Cape Town on Tuesday, 10 August, as 1.3 million public sector workers, organised in the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)

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Don’t Hand Over Labour Party to Moneybags

Don’t Hand Over Labour Party to Moneybags Trade Unions must condemn the outrageous nomination fees, and actively build and fund the Party By Peluola Adewale On the surface the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Labour Party held on May 5, 2010 in Akure Ondo raises hope of the resolve of the party leadership to reposition it as a

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2010 May Day:

2010 May Day: Workers Have to Wait Longer for a Living Wage Labour Should Give Ultimatum and Begin Mass Mobilisation for a Warning Strike for N52, 200 Minimum Wage and against Deregulation By Peluola Adewale Were there a fighting trade union leadership this year’s May Day would have been an avenue to mobilize workers for action around demands for improved

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LABOUR MARCH FOR ELECTORAL REFORM

LABOUR MARCH FOR ELECTORAL REFORM DSM CALLS FOR BUILDING OF A FIGHTING LABOUR PARTY Report by H.T Soweto. On Wednesday, 31st March 2010, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), Joint Action Forum (JAF), Alliance for Credible Elections (ACE) and other civil society groups led a protest rally in Abuja (Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory) for electoral reforms and

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LASCO AND DEREGULATION:

LASCO AND DEREGULATION: Lagos Meeting Calls for a More Steadfast Resistance by Labour Leaders By Peluola Adewale Many Lagos workers, socialists and civil society activists were present at the February 22 general meeting of Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) that was significant in some respects. A trade union of tipper drivers and owners, which is a new affiliate of