Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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,

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ON THE EVE OF THE GENERAL STRIKE: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

LABOUR NEEDS A COMBATIVE LEADERSHIP THAT LEADS STRUGGLES AND FIGHTS FOR WORKING PEOPLE TO TAKE POWER OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE CAPITALISTS AND LOOTERS   H.T Soweto Baring last minute cancellation, Nigeria is likely to be gripped by a general strike and mass protest starting from Monday September 28, 2020. The immediate issues are the increases in fuel price,

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TIME TO RESIST

SUPPORT AND ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE NLC AND TUC INDEFINITE GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS PROTEST AGAINST HIKES IN FUEL PRICE, ELECTRICITY TARIFF AND VAT * FOR AN END TO DEREGULATION, PRIVATISATION AND ALL ANTI-POOR POLICIES * THE BUHARI CAPITALIST GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED! PDP’S NO ALTERNATIVE! FOR A WORKERS AND POOR PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT ARMED WITH SOCIALIST POLICIES As an indefinite general

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JAF Commences Mass Mobilization against Hikes in Fuel Price and Electricity Tariff

DSM Calls for Meeting of Labour, JAF and pro-masses’ organizations to plan for a General Strike and Mass Protests On September 16, the Joint Action Front (JAF) commenced the mass mobilisation of the working masses for mass action against the latest fuel price hike, electricity tariff increase and other anti-poor policies of the Buhari government. With placards and leaflets arming

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Ogun NLC Pickets Golden Diamond, Ogun

CDWR helps workers campaign for their rights On Friday, 18 September 2020, three comrades (Eko John Nicholas, Agboola and Soweto) of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) and Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) joined members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ogun State council, and industrial unions to picket the Golden Diamond factory. This Chinese-owned factory – located at

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SPN CALLS ON NLC AND TUC TO HARMONIZE THEIR MOBILIZATION AND STRIKES OVER THE STRUGGLE TO REVERSE PETROL PRICE AND ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE

SPN ADVOCATES SUSTAINED WARNING GENERAL STRIKES AND MASS PROTESTS The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) reiterates its condemnation of the recent hikes in petrol price and electricity tariff; the increase in petrol has seen the price move up from N148 per litre to N162 per litre while electricity tariff has been increased by over 100%. The Central Working Committee (CWC)

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Arise Working Masses and the Youth!

Organize and Resist Hike in Fuel Price and Electricity Tariff For Mass Protest and a 48 Hour General Strike If we fight we can win a leaflet produced by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) on September 15, 2020 The price of fuel has been hiked for the third time in the last two months. We have to resist this increase

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ORGANISE, MOBILISE AND RESIST FUEL PRICE AND ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE AS WELL AS ALL ANTI-POOR POLICIES

* LABOUR MUST NOW CHANGE FROM ITS ERRONEOUS POLICY OF BARKING WITHOUT BITING * WE CHALLENGE THE NLC AND TUC TO DECLARE A WELL-MOBILISED 48-HOUR WARNING GENERAL STRIKE AND NATIONWIDE MASS PROTEST We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) join the labour movement and the working masses to condemn the fuel price hike from N145 per litre to N162 per

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CDWR – We support the strike action of resident doctors in Abuja

We condemn the refusal of the Government to meet the demands of the resident doctors for hazard allowances; it shows the irresponsibility of the Government Demands of the striking doctors must be met immediately! The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights, CDWR, Abuja chapter, salutes the decision of the Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Capital Territory Administration (ARD FCTA) to

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N25, 000 LEVY FOR COVID-19 AND MALARIA TEST FOR SCHOOLS PUPILS: SPN SUPPORTS PARENTS PROTEST

OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT MUST RESCIND THIS DISCRIMINATORY POLICY AND BEAR THE COSTS OF THE TEST WE CALL ON THE NUT, NLC AND TUC TO DEMAND A STOP TO THIS RIP-OFF AND DAYLIGHT ROBBERY OF CITIZENS BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Ogun State chapter, supports the protest of parents of graduating pupils in private schools, whom

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WAW SOAP FACTORY: Student crushed to death!

Poor working conditions and lack of safety policy responsible for the death of UI Student crushed in the machine in the factory SPN demands adequate compensation for the family and calls on Labour to fight casualisation and poor working conditions in the state! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Oyo State Chapter, decries the sudden death of one Mr Gbadebo