Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Education Workers’ Strike: Government Must Honour Agreements

Education Workers’ Strike: Government Must Honour Agreements By Adewale Stephen Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Right since 1978, under Obasanjo military junta, when the tuition and feeding fees were introduced and government got ensnared in crippling IMF/World Bank loans, the lot of education have gone from bad to worse. As a result of non-funding, all the Nigerian

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ASUU BEGINS ONE-WEEK WARNING STRIKE

ASUU BEGINS ONE-WEEK WARNING STRIKE For a joint struggle of education workers, students and the working masses The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) began a one-week warning strike on Monday 26 September 2011. The warning strike of ASUU is in protest against the refusal of the Federal government to fully implement the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement. This agreement, which among

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NLC Anti-privatization Protest

NLC Anti-privatization Protest Protest again Highlights Labour’s Weak Resistance to Government Anti-poor Policies By Peluola Adewale NLC Anti-privatization Protest – photo DSM Protesting intensified attacks on the living conditions of Nigerians by Jonathan government, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) organized a rally on Thursday September 22 in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal capital. The protest march tagged

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OYO STATE MINIMUM WAGE STRUGGLE: AN IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY OF WORKERS POWER!

OYO STATE MINIMUM WAGE STRUGGLE: AN IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY OF WORKERS POWER! more coordinated mass actions could have won implementation of the N18000 minimum wage By Biodun Bamgboye Abbey Trotsky addressing striking workers in Ibadan, Oyo state – photo DSM It was in Oyo state that the struggle for the implementation of the N18,000 minimum recorded the first impressive display of

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N18, 000 MINIMUM WAGE:

N18, 000 MINIMUM WAGE: WORKERS MUST TAKE THE STRUGGLE TO THE NEXT LEVEL DSM Osun State Chapter Workers must organise mass rallies, protest marches, pickets throughout the state. Strike committees must be set up in all the local governments N18, 000 minimum wage for all OYES volunteers with their right to join unions. The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State

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WORKERS MUST UNDERTAKE TOTAL STRUGGLE FOR TOTAL VICTORY

DSM Osun State Chapter WORKERS’ DEMAND FOR N18, 000 MINIMUM WAGE: WORKERS MUST UNDERTAKE TOTAL STRUGGLE FOR TOTAL VICTORY The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, commends the workers’ decision in Osun State to embark on strike to demand for their legitimate right to a meagre minimum wage of N18, 000, after the Osun State government had stubbornly and

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Workers determined, but leaders hesitate

Osun State Minimum wage struggle Workers determined, but leaders hesitate By Ayo and Raheem In a wonderful display of workers’ power, early August saw major government activities brought to halt in Osun State on the basis of an industrial action called by the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress over implementation of the new N18,000.00 minimum wage. While the

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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