Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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New Minimum Wage: SPN Supports January 8, 2019 National Mass Protest

New Minimum Wage: SPN Supports January 8, 2019 National Mass Protest We call for mass mobilization of workers, youth and the masses Labour Movement should build a new political alternative to the capitalist political class The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby welcomes the latest decision of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to re-start national mass protests across the country

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DSM Calls for End to Attacks on Workers’ Rights in Osun State University

DSM Calls for End to Attacks on Workers’ Rights in Osun State University The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, hereby bemoans the despotic approach of the management and Governing Council of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) to the agitations and demands of the staff unions of the university. We condemn the highhandedness of the Prof. Labode Popoola-led University Management,

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Appeal for Solidarity with A&P Foods/pladis Global workers who are under attack from both management

Appeal for Solidarity with A&P Foods/pladis Global workers who are under attack from both management AND the national leaders of the Food Union The workers of A&P Foods/pladis Global have embarked on strike action since Wednesday December 19, 2018 when the leadership of the National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE), led by Mr. Lateef Oyelekan (President), on

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Nigeria: General Strike Averted but Anger Persists

Nigeria: General Strike Averted but Anger Persists Struggle needed to secure implementation of any deal H.T Soweto (Member, NLC/TUC/ULC Lagos Strike Monitoring Committee) But for last minute suspension, a big general strike (certainly bigger than any other in the last three and a half years) could have rocked Nigeria starting in the early hours of Tuesday November 6, 2018. The

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New Minimum Wage: Labour Must Sustain Mass Actions to Win the Demand

New Minimum Wage: Labour Must Sustain Mass Actions to Win the Demand Stop Corruption, Pay New Minimum Wage! – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) For a Mass Working People Political Alternative Now! By Peluola Adewale On Tuesday October 30, organized Labour held a nationwide protest to mobilise public support for its demand on a new minimum wage and the resumption

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SUMMAL FOOD COMPANY IBADAN: Production activities crippled and management brought to its knee by pr

SUMMAL FOOD COMPANY IBADAN: Production activities crippled and management brought to its knee by protest and strike of casual workers Summal workers on strike – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Concessions won inspired staff in the company and casual workers in other factories to struggle for better working conditions The entire administrative and production activities in the Summal Food Company

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Nigerian Union of Mine Workers (NUMW) picket Quarries in Abeokuta

Nigerian Union of Mine Workers (NUMW) picket Quarries in Abeokuta Workers on the October 8 mass picket – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Soetan Azeez, NUMW member The Nigerian Union of Mine Workers (NUMW) came to limelight in January 2018 after two associations who operate in the same sector decided to put an end to their disputes. The two associations

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SPN Supports Planned Nationwide Protest and Strike of NLC, TUC and ULC over Recalcitrance of Governm

SPN Supports Planned Nationwide Protest and Strike of NLC, TUC and ULC over Recalcitrance of Government and Employers to Pay Adequate Minimum Wage • For mass mobilization of workers and oppressed for both October 30 National Protest and Strike starting on November 6 • Reject Anti Worker “No Work No Pay” Policy • SPN pledges to pay living wage and

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MINIMUM WAGE: Continuous delay in the enactment of a new minimum wage further underscores the anti-p

MINIMUM WAGE: Continuous delay in the enactment of a new minimum wage further underscores the anti-people character of Buhari/APC-led government NLC, TUC and ULC must be ready for a united and long drawn struggle to win improved minimum wage and its full implementation The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN, condemns the continuous delay in arriving at a new minimum wage.

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REPORT OF MINIMUM WAGE STRIKE ACTIVITY IN LAGOS

REPORT OF MINIMUM WAGE STRIKE ACTIVITY IN LAGOS Labour leaders and protesting Lagos workers – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) By Omole Ibukun On Thursday 27th of September, 2018, the nationwide warning strike jointly called by the three Labour centres, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC), kicked off across the country with most

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Labour Holds Joint Strike over Minimum Wage

Labour Holds Joint Strike over Minimum Wage Better Preparation and Mass Activities Now Needed to win Demand By Peluola Adewale On Sunday September 30, 2018, the three labour centres in Nigeria: NLC, TUC and ULC ended the indefinite warning strike that they had jointly called after two days of action. The strike, which was over a new national minimum wage,

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SPN SUPPORTS NATIONWIDE WARNING STRIKE DECLARED BY THE NLC, TUC AND ULC OVER NEW NATIONAL MINIMUM WA

SPN SUPPORTS NATIONWIDE WARNING STRIKE DECLARED BY THE NLC, TUC AND ULC OVER NEW NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE URGENT STEPS NEEDED TO MAKE THE STRIKE SUCCEED The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) throws its weight behind the decision of the three labour federations – the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) –

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SPN WELCOMES THE JOINT DECISION OF NLC, TUC AND ULC TO GIVE A 14-DAY ULTIMATUM TO FG FOR THE COMPLET

SPN WELCOMES THE JOINT DECISION OF NLC, TUC AND ULC TO GIVE A 14-DAY ULTIMATUM TO FG FOR THE COMPLETION OF ALL NEGOTIATION ON A NEW NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE! For immediate commencement of mobilisation and sensitisation across the country in preparation for a national day of action for the payment of salary/pension arrears and against all other anti-people policies of

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NLC PICKETS MTN OVER CASUALIZATION OF WORKERS

NLC PICKETS MTN OVER CASUALIZATION OF WORKERS Labour must start sustained campaign against casualization By Fidel Davy, DSM Ajegunle, Lagos For three days starting from Monday July 9, 2018, the offices of the MTN, the biggest telecommunication company in Nigeria, nationwide were picketed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over non-unionisation and casualization of workers. In Lagos members of Democratic

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2018 May Day: SPN reaches out to thousands of workers

2018 May Day: SPN reaches out to thousands of workers By Peluola Adewale Since 2012 members of Democratic Socialist Movement have participated at May Day rallies with the special May Day fliers of Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), along with Socialist Democracy – the DSM paper, that articulates demands and issues of workers as well as how to fight for

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National Industrial Court Rules in favour of Dangote Cement Workers

National Industrial Court Rules in favour of Dangote Cement Workers CDWR Calls on Dangote Cement Plc to immediately meet workers’ Demands. Joyous Dangote Truck Officers with their lawyer Toluwani Adebiyi after the hearing – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) By Chinedu Bosah Publicity Secretary, CDWR The truck officers who have been callously and fraudulently sacked by the management of Dangote

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SPN WARNS THE BUHARI/APC GOVERNMENT AGAINST ANY ATTEMPT TO INCREASE FUEL PRICE

SPN WARNS THE BUHARI/APC GOVERNMENT AGAINST ANY ATTEMPT TO INCREASE FUEL PRICE Calls on the labour movement to declare a 24-hour warning strike and mass protest The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) warns against any plan by the Buhari/APC government to increase pump price of petroleum products. Such an attempt must be resisted by the working masses and youth across

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DSM Support Workers’ Strike in Osun State

DSM Support Workers’ Strike in Osun State Labour Leadership should call Congress of Workers now Aregbesola Government should pay full salaries and pensions to all workers and retirees All arrears of half-salaries and pensions plus gratuities must be paid. Promotion is a right, not a privilege. The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, hereby expresses its support for the

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ERC CONDEMNS PERSECUTION AND POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED DISMISSAL OF STAFF UNION LEADERS IN LASU

ERC CONDEMNS PERSECUTION AND POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED DISMISSAL OF STAFF UNION LEADERS IN LASU Calls for an Independent Panel of Inquiry into the Allegations and Processes Leading to the Dismissal of Dr. Isaac Akinloye Oyewumi and Dr. Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu – respectively Chairman and Vice Chairman of ASUU LASU The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the recent politically-motivated dismissal of the Chairman of

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MINIMUM WAGE: NLC TAKING GOVERNMENT TO ILO IS A MISPLACEMENT OF PRIORITY!

MINIMUM WAGE: NLC TAKING GOVERNMENT TO ILO IS A MISPLACEMENT OF PRIORITY! Declare a National day of action to commence the struggle for a new minimum wage and payment of salary arrears The attention of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has been drawn to a media report that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has dragged the Federal Government of