Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Jonathan’s Acting Presidency

Jonathan’s Acting Presidency Labour Must stop sowing illusions General Strike and Mass Protest to Defeat Deregulation!! For a Fighting Working Peoples’ Political Alternative Now!!! With the emergence of Goodluck Jonathan as the Acting President, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has quietly dropped the plan agreed at its National Administrative Council (NAC) meeting of February 5, 2010 to issue a 14-day

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Deregulation and Minimum Wage: LASCO Rounds off Nationwide Rallies in Abuja

Deregulation and Minimum Wage: LASCO Rounds off Nationwide Rallies in Abuja DSM Calls for a 48-hour Warning General Strike and Mass Protest DSM banner Report of Labour’s Abuja Rally By Keye Ewebiyi On Thursday October 29, 2009 the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) completed its series of nationwide rallies with the grand finale held in Abuja, the Federal Capital

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DSM leaflet for October 29 NLC rally in Abuja

DSM leaflet for October 29 NLC rally in Abuja DEREGULATION: AFTER THE RALLIES Labour Must Declare and Mobilise for a 2-Day Warning General Strike and Mass Protest Now! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) supports the struggle of Nigerian working masses against deregulation and for N52, 200 Minimum Wage. Since May 13, 2009, the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) has

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ASUU VICTORY A PRODUCT OF STRUGGLES

ASUU VICTORY A PRODUCT OF STRUGGLES Joint Action of All Education Workers and Students Needed to Compel Government to Implement Agreements. Segun Sango, DSM General Secretary The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the signing of the agreement between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). This is a victory for struggle that the union had waged for

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LAGBUS 4 Update:

LAGBUS 4 Update: THE CASE OF 4 LAGBUS BRT WORKERS ADJOURNED TO NOVEMBER 16 2009 Mr. Mark Marvelous, Mr. Olanrewaju Babatunde, Mr. Toyin Taiwo and Mr. Jeffery Okosi (left to right) – the Lagbus 4 COMPANY’S COMPLAINANT AND THE POLICE FAILED TO APPEAR IN COURT The case of the 4 BRT Lagbus workers charged to court for embarking on strike

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4 LAGBUS WORKERS ARE INCARCERATED IN KIRIKIRI PRISON FOR EMBARKING ON STRIKE

Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights 4 LAGBUS WORKERS ARE INCARCERATED IN KIRIKIRI PRISON FOR EMBARKING ON STRIKE CDWR DEMANDS THEIR IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE AND DROPPING OF ALL CHARGES September 16, 2009 Four Lagbus workers namely Mark Marvelous, Jeffery Okosi, Toyin Taiwo and Olanrewaju Babatunde were on Monday September 14, 2009 arraigned at the Ikeja, Lagos, Magistrate Court 10

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FREE THE BRT LAGBUS 5 CAMPAIGN

FREE THE BRT LAGBUS 5 CAMPAIGN By Chinedu Bosah, Lagos Five workers of the Lagbus, one of the two companies that run BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) scheme in Lagos State, have been arrested and detained by the police since Monday, August 17, 2009 for embarking on strike and peaceful protest march for improved conditions of service. The incarcerated workers are

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ERC LEADS STUDENTS IN PROTEST TO SUPPORT ASUU STRIKE

ERC LEADS STUDENTS IN PROTEST TO SUPPORT ASUU STRIKE Call on labour leaders to declare a one-day solidarity general strike By Keye Ewebiyi Students marching at ERC rally, photo DSM The seven-week old nationwide strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) – the lecturers in Nigerian Universities – as well as the national strike embarked upon by

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Labour Protest rallies start

Labour Protest rallies start Below is the text of the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) leaflet for the May 13 Lagos rally. LASCO is composed of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trades Union Congress (TUC), Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), United Action for Democracy (UAD) and other organizations. Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) calls on workers, artisans, transporters, market

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NUT Election: Stop Victimisation of Radical Teachers in Ajeromi Ifelodun

NUT Election: Stop Victimisation of Radical Teachers in Ajeromi Ifelodun The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) condemns the arbitrary redeployment of Segun Ajayi, the Third Vice Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Ajeromi Ifelodun (Ajegunle) branch, and four other radical teachers out of their current local government by the Lagos state government in connivance the leadership of the

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Osun Teachers’ Strike: DSM Commends Teachers

Osun Teachers’ Strike: DSM Commends Teachers For Immediate implementation of the TSS now! The Democratic Socialist Movement, Osun State Chapter commends teachers in Osun State, under the umbrella of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), for embarking on dogged struggle for the defence of their economic rights, vis-Å•-vis the implementation of the Teachers Salary Scale (TSS) which various state governments had

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Lagos Teachers angry over Strike Suspension

Lagos Teachers angry over Strike Suspension Call On the NUT Leaders to Take Further Actions The shameful calling-off of the strike action by the Lagos state leadership of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) was greeted with anger from the rank and file teachers in the state. The 3-week strike was called off without securing any reasonable commitment from the state

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TSS: Teachers Need Mass Action to Win the Struggle

TSS: Teachers Need Mass Action to Win the Struggle Students in primary and secondary schools in most states in Nigeria have been at home for over three weeks. This is as a result of the industrial action embarked upon by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) over the non-implementation of agreement on 27.5% pay rise also known as Teachers Salary

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Osun NUT Calls off Strike

TSS Osun NUT Calls off Strike Western Zone of the Union gives 21-Day Ultimatum The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Osun State wing, on Monday, 2nd February, called off the planned strike that had been scheduled to commence on the same day. The strike was called off on the excuse of promise of the State governor, Olagunsoye

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TEACHERS STAGE ANOTHER PROTEST TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE

Lagos TEACHERS STAGE ANOTHER PROTEST TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE TEACHERS STAGE ANOTHER PROTEST TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE – photo DSM Monday February 2nd saw about 400 teachers stage another peaceful protest to the Lagos State government secretariat at Alausa Ikeja to demand absorption into Lagos state service. The teachers had earlier held protests at two media houses (Galaxy TV and Channels TV)

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TEACHERS PROTEST IN LAGOS STATE

TEACHERS PROTEST IN LAGOS STATE Teachers protest Some teachers in Lagos State went on a peaceful protest on Friday January 30, 2009. This protest, unlike last year’s 3 months strike embarked upon by teachers across the federation to fight for an improved salary popularly called Teachers Salary Scale (TSS), was to demand the re-absorption and full employment of 1,100 teachers

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OAU REINSTATEMENT STRUGGLE

OAU REINSTATEMENT STRUGGLE Struggle wins concessions Taiwo Hassan and Olatunde Dairo Recalled Struggle must continue for the remaining 9 to be reinstated In what might signify that the reinstatement struggle is nearing completion, the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, in a public statement posted on campus on December 31st 2008 announced the recall of three of the

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OAU STUDENTS PROTEST FOR WATER SUPPLY WINS CONCESSION

OAU STUDENTS PROTEST FOR WATER SUPPLY WINS CONCESSION Demand for reinstatement remains on the front burner From January 9, 2009 to Thursday 22nd January 2009, students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, embarked on protests for improved water supply and reinstatement of remaining victimised student activists. Although three of the victimised activists, H.T Soweto, Dairo Olatunde and Owoeye David

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Osun State Teachers Proposed Strike:

Press Statement Osun State Teachers Proposed Strike: DSM Welcomes Struggle for Implementation of TSS The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, hereby joins the teachers in Osun State to demand the immediate implementation of the Teachers’ Salary Scale (TSS) which was agreed upon by all the governors in the country in August, 2008. We give our total support to

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GOVERNMENT SHOULD MEET THEIR DEMAND NOW!

LAGOS STATE DOCTORS STRIKE GOVERNMENT SHOULD MEET THEIR DEMAND NOW! The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns the response of the Lagos State government to the on-going strike action embarked upon by doctors in the state employment. The doctors, under the aegis of Medical Guild, are protesting against the deplorable condition of health care in Lagos State, the non-payment of the