Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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TRADE UNION MOVEMENT WEAKENED BY RIGHTWING LEADERS’ STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH CAPITALIST RULING ELITE

For a Fighting and Democratic Trade Union Movement Workers have come under attacks of monumental proportion across the sectors of the economy. Casualization is being consolidated, unpaid salary regime reigns supreme, many workers have been placed on fractional salary, the right to belong to a union is trampled upon in some companies etc. On top of this the economic crisis

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WORKERS IN A WAVE OF STRIKES IN OYO STATE

NLC and TUC Must Intervene Now for Proper Coordination of the Struggle and with Solidarity Action It is an astounding paradox that workers’ strikes and agitations have begun to rise from one government establishment in Oyo State to another in the recent time, despite the Engr Seyi Makinde-led government’s claim on its priority for workers’ welfare across the state. The

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MINIMUM WAGE AND ARREARS OF SALARIES AND PENSIONS IN OSUN STATE

Oyetola/APC Government must stop the Ruse and Pay Workers and Retirees After several demands and agitations for a new minimum wage, Osun State, among some other states, reluctantly agreed to pay the minimum wage of N30, 000 without any concrete plans for the commencement of its implementation. By Abbey Falodun Using a similar style of his predecessor, Oyetola/APC Government presented

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Fighting Back – Workplace Notes

Workers in Nigeria have consistently come under immense attacks from bosses in the bid to maximize profits. Many workers are subjected to slavery conditions with poor pay and no union rights. Unfortunately, the official labour leadership usually abandons these workers.  These attacks have been intensified since the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in March 2020. Over a million workers either lost their

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: New WTO Director General’s brutal neo-liberal legacy in Nigeria

For a continent often defined to the outside world by corrupt politicians, dictators and the notorious internet scammers, a success story in any legitimate endeavour elicits celebration. This explains the outpour of joy across Nigeria and Africa since the announcement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a development economist, as the Director-General designate of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). By H.T Soweto

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CDWR BACKS ONDO DOCTORS’ INDEFINITE STRIKE AGAINST HALF SALARY REGIME AND POOR WORKING CONDITIONS

WE CALL ON THE ONDO GOVERNMENT TO MEET DOCTORS’ DEMANDS AND END HALF SALARY REGIME The Ondo State doctors are currently on an indefinite strike over half salary regime, unpaid 3 months’ salary and poor working conditions. The doctors are also demanding the appointment of more doctors to replace those that left, implementation of Group Life Insurance, an end to

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WORKERS’ STRIKE AT IBADAN POLYTECHNIC EXPOSES THE DECEIT OF SEYI MAKINDE-LED/PDP GOVERNMENT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF N30, 000 MINIMUM WAGE IN THE STATE

**SPN calls Oyo state leadership of NLC and TUC to lend support to the strike in order to compel the PDP-led State government to accede to the demands of the striking workers The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Oyo State Chapter, expresses its support for the ongoing indefinite strike declared on Monday, 11th January, 2021 by workers (academic and non-academic

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CDWR CONDEMNS ANTI-LABOUR PRACTICES AT SERVAIR NIG LTD AND REFUSAL BY MANAGEMENT TO NEGOTIATE WITH WORKERS

CDWR CALLS ON SERVAIR MANAGEMENT TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF WORKERS Workers of ServAir have been in labour dispute with management since 2018 over anti-labour practices as highlighted below. Management has unilaterally reduced workers’ salaries and working conditions in 2015 without reaching an agreement with the union leadership or workers’ representatives in violation of the Labour Act. Similarly, the management

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CALL FOR URGENT SOLIDARITY FOR PROTESTING DURAPACK WORKERS

Over 100 workers of the Durapack company located around Guinness, Ikeja, Lagos are currently protesting at the gate of the factory. This was a follow up to the spontaneous protest which broke out late December 2020 as a result of refusal of company management to pay workers their due end of the year bonus. This is on top of longstanding

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE UNJUST SACK OF TWO NURSES, PRINCE TEGA AND AISHAT AJIBOLA, BY OOUTH, OGUN, MANAGEMENT

WE DEMAND UNCONDITIONAL REINSTATEMENT OF PRINCE TEGA AND AISHAT AJIBOLA TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the unjust sack of Prince Tega and Aishat Ajibola by the management of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Ogun State. Prince Tega and Aishat Ajibola were nurses in the employment of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching

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ERC Applauds ASUU’s Resolute Struggle to Defend Public Education

* Government Must Implement Agreements with ASUU and other Staff Unions to prevent another round of strike The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) commends the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for its resolute struggle to defend public education which was manifested in its strike action which lasted over 9 months. We hold the Buhari government which refused to meet the

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ELDORADO WORKERS ARE OWED 7 MONTHS’ SALARY AND 3 YEARS PENSION AMIDST OTHER ENTITLEMENTS

ARMED POLICE BREAK THE PICKET BUT WORKERS ARE UNDAUNTED CDWR SUPPORTS ELDORADO WORKERS’ STRUGGLE AND WE DEMAND PAYMENT OF WORKERS ENTITLEMENTS WITHOUT DELAY The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the anti-labour activities of the management of Eldorado Nig Ltd, based in the Lagos district of Ikeja, including the refusal to pay workers backlog of salaries and other

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WEMPCO WORKERS PROTEST UNPAID SALARIES, UNPAID ENTITLEMENTS AND ANTI-LABOUR PRACTICES

CDWR AND NLC (LAGOS COUNCIL) ARE IN SOLIDARITY WITH WORKERS Workers of Western Metal Products Company (WEMPCO) Group of companies, owners of Nigeria Enamelware Plc (NEWCO), Universal Nigeria Industries Company Ltd (UNICO), General Metalware Co Ltd (GEMCO) and Lagos Oriental Hotel have suffered untold hardship as a result of management’s anti-labour practices in the last 4 years. These include non-payment

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CDWR Condemns Hike in Petrol and Electricity Prices

NLC and TUC Rotten Compromise and Official Acceptance of Deregulation and Privatisation Emboldened the Buhari Regime We demand an end to Deregulation and Privatisation Policies; for a public sector-led economy under the democratic control and management of workers and consumers The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) condemns the increase in petrol price from N162 to N170 per litre;

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END LEGAL HARASSMENT OF PRO-LABOUR ACTIVISTS

POLICE vs ABBEY TROTSKY OVER SUMAL FOODS, IBADAN ABBEY INSISTS ON HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO A COUNSEL OF HIS CHOICE The matter adjourned till 15th December 2020 Support the call for police to drop trumped-up charges and for Sumal Foods, Ibadan, to end slave working conditions By Kingsley Odeh CDWR, Oyo State Chapter The trumped-up criminal case instituted against Comrade

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ASUU STRIKE: ERC CALLS ON FG TO MEET ASUU DEMANDS SO THAT THE UNIVERSITIES CAN BE RE-OPENED

CALLS ON STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO EMBARK ON NATIONWIDE PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS TO COMPEL GOVERNMENT TO FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION * WARNS AGAINST ANY PLAN TO PROSCRIBE ASUU AND/OR VICTIMISE STRIKING LECTURERS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) considers last week’s promise made by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige on a programme “Politics Today” on Channels Television on Friday 13 November

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INCESSANT PETROL AND ELECTRICITY PRICE HIKES IS A PRODUCT OF DEREGULATION AND PRIVATISATION POLICIES

WORKERS, YOUTH AND THE POOR MASSES SHOULD RESIST DEREGULATION AND PRIVATISATION The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns the increase in petrol price from N162 to N170 per litre, something which is the third petrol price hike in five months. We also condemn the electricity tariff hike by over 100%. These hikes are increasingly unaffordable and rising living conditions are

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THUGS LINKED TO SENATOR PATRICK IFEANYI UBAH ATTACK AND INJURE WORKERS OF CAPITAL OIL AND GAS INDUSTRIES DURING A MASS MEETING

WORKERS WERE ATTACKED FOR DEMANDING THEIR 4 YEARS UNPAID SALARIES AND OVER 10 YEARS PENSION Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) statement Workers of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Ltd met on the morning of November 7, 2020 at about 11am, at Sanya Truck Pack in Lagos to deliberate on their unpaid 4 years’ salaries and unpaid/unremitted over 10

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EDUCATION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN CALLS ON FG TO MEET DEMANDS OF STRIKING SSANU, NASU AND ASUU MEMBERS

WE CALL FOR A UNITED FRONT OF ALL EDUCATION WORKERS’ UNIONS AND STUDENTS BODIES TO RESIST GOVERNMENT ONSLAUGHT ON PUBLIC EDUCATION The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) supports the declaration of a 14-day warning strike starting from October 5 until October 19, by the Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non Academic Staff

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SPN Condemns Suspension of Strike by NLC and TUC Leadership

No to Deregulation and Privatization Working Masses and Youth Must Continue to Organise to Resist the hike in fuel price and electricity tariff and other anti-poor capitalist policies The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) joins workers and the poor masses in condemning the calling off of the strike action and mass protest scheduled to begin on Monday, September 28, 2020,