Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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JUNE 2007 GENERAL STRIKE AFTERMATH:

JUNE 2007 GENERAL STRIKE AFTERMATH: WHICH WAY FORWARD FOR THE WORKING MASSES? Between June 20 and June 23, 2007, Nigeria came to a complete halt as working people led the mass of the population in struggle against the latest attacks of the ruling robber elite. Overall, the general strike/mass protest recorded a huge success in terms of the massive support

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Four day General Strike ends

Four day General Strike ends Government makes partial retreat, but fundamental issues remain Robert Bechert, CWI London The latest general strike in Nigeria has ended when, on June 23, the trade union leaders accepted a government offer that granted most, but not all, of their demands. This four day stoppage was the most widespread and complete of the eight general

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General strike brings country to a standstill

General strike brings country to a standstill Report of first day Pelad, DSM Executive Committee, Lagos The first day (June 20, 2007) of the general strike and protest called by the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) in Nigeria was a huge success. This was despite the confusion that heralded the action. 24 hours before the strike, the government granted

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Nationwide protests greet new rulers

Nationwide protests greet new rulers NLC, TUC issue 14 day ultimatum – but workers’ leaders must act decisively over new attacks Two days of national protest against April’s elections was called by the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) for 28 and 29 May. The new president Umaru Yar’Adua’s was to be inaugurated on May 29 which was made a

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A HIGHLY MILITARIZED MAY DAY

A HIGHLY MILITARIZED MAY DAY This year’s May Day witnessed the first-ever joint rallies by the two trade union federations in the country, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), as the first practical step towards a resolved working relationship between the labour centres. However, what should have been the most significant feature of this May

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The Type Of Labour Leadership Needed In Post 2007 Elections

SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY MAY DAY SPECIAL EDITION The Type Of Labour Leadership Needed In Post 2007 Elections The two trade union federations in the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), have recently elected new leaderships. However, a more significant development is the resolve of the new leaderships of the two labour centers to establish a

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Joint May Day: NLC and TUC Must Flag off Mass Action against Electoral Fraud

Joint May Day: NLC and TUC Must Flag off Mass Action against Electoral Fraud The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) heartily welcomes the decision of the two trade union federations in the country, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), to hold a joint May Day rally for the very first time this year. This, we expect, will herald

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DSM goodwill message to the 9th Delegate Conference of the NLC

Nigerian Labour Congress DSM goodwill message to the 9th Delegate Conference of the NLC The DSM has been invited to address the NLC’s 9th Delegate Conference which is being held in Abuja, the Federal capital, on February 15 and 16. Below is the goodwill message that the DSM sent in advance of the Conference. AGENDA FOR LABOUR IN 2007 AND

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OSHIOMHOLE RUNNING ON JOINT TICKET OF ANPP AND LABOUR PARTY IN EDO STATE

PRESS STATEMENT OSHIOMHOLE RUNNING ON JOINT TICKET OF ANPP AND LABOUR PARTY IN EDO STATE We in the Democratic Socialist Movement read with deepest consternation and high sense of disappointment, the reports in the “VANGUARD” of Wednesday August 9, 2006 and “The GUARDIAN” of Thursday August 10, 2006 to the effect that the NLC President, Adams Oshiomhole, will be running