Democratic Socialist Movement

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IAR&T IBADAN: Ex-Director Convicted of Corruption

IAR&T IBADAN: Ex-Director Convicted of Corruption A call for democratisation of public institutions By Abbey Trotsky Coordinator Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Right (CDWR) Oyo State Chapter On October 3, 2017, a Federal High court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, and presided over by Justice Ayo Emmanuel, sentenced Prof B.A Ogunbodede, former Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and

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CDWR Symposium: Labour leaders challenged to lead a serious fight for new minimum wage and payment o

CDWR Symposium: Labour leaders challenged to lead a serious fight for new minimum wage and payment of salary arrears Some of the participants at the Symposium – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Labour leaders, trade unionists and pro-labour activists representing different organisations gathered on Lagos on Wednesday September 20, 2017 to discuss how the labour movement could actualize living wage

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ERC WELCOMES CONDITIONAL SUSPENSION OF ASUU, SSANU, NASU AND NAAT STRIKES

ERC WELCOMES CONDITIONAL SUSPENSION OF ASUU, SSANU, NASU AND NAAT STRIKES The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcomes the conditional suspension of the 36-day old strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the 9-day old strikes of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and National Association

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SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA BACKS RESIDENT DOCTORS STRIKE

SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA BACKS RESIDENT DOCTORS STRIKE CALLS ON FG TO IMMEDIATELY MEET DOCTORS’ DEMANDS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) calls on the Buhari/Osinbajo-led Federal Government to speedily meet the demands of striking resident doctors in order to prevent avoidable suffering of poor Nigerians who depend on public hospitals because they cannot afford the enormous cost of overseas

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ASUU STRIKE: LASU ERC HOLDS PUBLIC MEETING

LASU ERC comrades supporting ASUU’s strike – photo DSM ASUU STRIKE: LASU ERC HOLDS PUBLIC MEETING Discusses how to help build campaign to demand adequate funding of education On Monday August 21, 2017, around 75 LASU (Lagos State University) students came to a public meeting called by the Education Rights Campaign (ERC), LASU Chapter, held a public meeting to discuss

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ERC BACKS ASUU’s TOTAL AND INDEFINITE STRIKE

ERC BACKS ASUU’s TOTAL AND INDEFINITE STRIKE CALLS ON THE BUHARI/OSINBAJO GOVERNMENT TO IMMEDIATLEY MEET THE DEMANDS The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has once again embarked on a total and indefinite nationwide strike. The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) fully backs this indefinite strike action and calls on government to immediately meet the demands in order to avoid a

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Aregbesola Government Owes Workers and Pensioners

Aregbesola Government Owes Workers and Pensioners The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State, hereby condemns the statement widely credited to the Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, to the effect that the government he is leading does not owe workers and pensioners. This statement is, at best, unfortunate coming from the governor of the state. We suspect that the

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YRC CALLS FOR INCREASE IN PAY AND REGULARIZATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF N-POWER VOLUNTEERS

YRC CALLS FOR INCREASE IN PAY AND REGULARIZATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF N-POWER VOLUNTEERS The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) hereby calls for an increase in the pay of N-Power volunteers as well as improvement in their working conditions. This should start with increasing the monthly allowance of the volunteers from the current N30, 000 and the regularization of their employment unlike

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IN MEMORY OF BILLY BRIGHT ANOKWURU (1948 – 2010)

IN MEMORY OF BILLY BRIGHT ANOKWURU (1948 – 2010) “Every man’s life ends the same way. It’s only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another”– Ernest Hemingway. By Rufus Olusesan National Chairman, Campaign For Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) Like a thief in the night, like a candle in the wind,

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY CANNOT AUTOMATICALLY GUARANTEE DEVELOPMENTS

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY CANNOT AUTOMATICALLY GUARANTEE DEVELOPMENTS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) supports the demand and agitation for autonomy for local governments. We however warn that the autonomy will not automatically engender development at the grassroots level except it comes by putting into power a workers and poor people’s government devoted to utilizing public resources to meet the needs

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Dagga Tolar re-elected as Chairman of Teachers’ Union in Ajegunle, Lagos

Dagga Tolar re-elected as Chairman of Teachers’ Union in Ajegunle, Lagos By HT Soweto Dagga Tolar at a DSM meeting – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Comrade Dagga Tolar (Segun Ajayi) has won re-election as Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Lagos State. Another three positions were won by candidates of the Teachers

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ANGER AND REVOLT BY WORKERS ON MAY DAY: Labour leadership under pressure to match workers’ anger wit

ANGER AND REVOLT BY WORKERS ON MAY DAY: Labour leadership under pressure to match workers’ anger with bold actions Prepare for 24 general strike and mass protest over unpaid salary/pension and for increase in Minimum wage without retrenchment AN OPEN LETTER TO LABOUR LEADERS The anger and revolt of workers across May Day centres on 1st May 2017 are dire

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SPN FELICITATES WITH WORKERS ON THIS MAY DAY CELEBRATION

SPN FELICITATES WITH WORKERS ON THIS MAY DAY CELEBRATION For a One-Day General Strike and Mass Protest to Demand Payment of Backlog of Salaries and Pension and N56, 000 Wage! The Labour Movement Must Unite to Defend the Socio-Economic and Political Interest of Workers and the Poor The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) felicitates with workers on this occasion of

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Trade Unions and Civil Society Celebrate International Women’s Day with Marches and Symposia in Lago

Trade Unions and Civil Society Celebrate International Women’s Day with Marches and Symposia in Lagos By Peluola Adewale Down with Oppression of Women under Capitalism – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Perhaps, for the first time in Nigeria marches were held to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day. In Lagos there were two such marches. One was organized by a

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DOCK WORKERS AGITATE IN COURT FOR TEN YEARS UNPAID SALARY

DOCK WORKERS AGITATE IN COURT FOR TEN YEARS UNPAID SALARY Dockworkers protesting outside the Lagos Industrial Court – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) By FIDEL DAVYNOVICH, AJEGUNLE DSM About two hundred dock workers stormed the premises of the National Industrial Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, for the first hearing of their case on Wednesday, 22 February, 2017 between the modern enslaved dock

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NIGERIA IN CRISIS: WHAT IS THE WAY OUT?

NIGERIA IN CRISIS: WHAT IS THE WAY OUT? Over 60 at DSM Public Symposium By H.T Soweto Cross section of participants at the Symposium – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) On Saturday 25 February 2017, over 60 people turned up at a public symposium organized by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM). The theme was: “Nigeria in crisis: What is the

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DANGOTE TRUCK OFFICERS PROTEST MASS SACK AND UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICES

DANGOTE TRUCK OFFICERS PROTEST MASS SACK AND UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICES Workers (Truck Officers) of Dangote Cement Plc staged a peaceful protest on Thursday February 23, 2017 to the corporate head office of Dangote Group over their sack, harassment, unpaid entitlements and breach of agreements. The workers, about 80 in number, assembled in Lagos from different parts of the country for

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Second protest in one week highlights the changed situation in Nigeria

Second protest in one week highlights the changed situation in Nigeria H.T Soweto February 9 Protesters with DSM Placards   (Click to enlarge) For the second time in one week, thousands marched out in two cities (Lagos and Abuja) on Thursday 9 February 2017 to protest the growing hardship under the Muhammadu Buhari/APC government. Thursday’s protest rally was called by the

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FORMATION OF NEW LABOUR CENTRE AS CRISIS IN TRADE UNION MOVEMENT DEEPENS:

FORMATION OF NEW LABOUR CENTRE AS CRISIS IN TRADE UNION MOVEMENT DEEPENS: DSM CALLS FOR UNITED STRUGGLE AGAINST WORKING CLASS EXPLOITERS FIGHTING LABOUR MOVEMENT URGENTLY REQUIRED Recently, a factional leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led by Joe Ajaero broke away from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) with some industrial unions to form a new federation known as the