Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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

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ERC POSITION ON FG’S ILL-THOUGHT DECISION TO PARTIALLY REOPEN SCHOOLS ON AUGUST 4, 2020

RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS WITHOUT AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT BY TRADE UNIONS TO CONFIRM SCHOOLS’ COMPLIANCE WITH COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS CAN PUT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN DANGER * ERC REITERATE ITS EARLIER POSITION THAT SCHOOLS SHOULD ONLY BE REOPENED AFTER AN INDEPENDENT COVID-19 TASK FORCE COMPOSED BY TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS HAS ASSESSED SCHOOLS’ READINESS Following several weeks of policy summersault and

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COVID-19 WORKERS’ CHARTER

Cardinal Demands Trade Unions, Working People and Youth Should Fight for Working people, the poor and most other Nigerians face a new threat. The COVID-19 pandemic, by accelerating the underlying contradiction of the capitalist system, has indeed triggered a new recession thereby forcing the global economy into crises of immense magnitude. Due to inherent capitalist contradictions, the pandemic is not

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CDWR Demands Reversal of Extortionate fees in Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC)

* We call for adequate funding of health sector and provision of free and quality health care at all levels Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Osun State, hereby condemns in absolute terms the extortionate, exploitative and inhuman fees being charged poor patients at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC) in Ile-Ife and its annex at Wesley

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DSM WELCOMES THE RECONCILIATION AND REUNIFICATION OF THE NLC

CALLS FOR THE REBUILDING OF A FIGHTING TRADE UNION MOVEMENT TO RESCUE NIGERIA The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the reconciliation and reunification of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). However, we call for sober reflection and the beginning of the conscious rebuilding of the labour movement so as to respond to the yearnings of not just the Nigerian workers but

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NLC AND ULC RECONCILIATION

SPN welcomes the development and calls for a fighting leadership The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcomes the reconciliation of both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) announced on Thursday, 16th July, 2020. This is after, over four years ago, a group of trade unions which later metamorphosed into the ULC broke away from the NLC

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LAGOS STREET SWEEPERS PROTEST UNPAID SALARY

CDWR Demands Regular Payment of Salary, Secured and Better Paid Employment for Lagos Street Sweepers By Rufus Olusesan National Chair, CDWR Many Lagos street sweepers have protested unpaid monthly salaries and poor working conditions recently. The street sweepers are employed by sub-contractors to Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and are paid a meager N25, 000 under poor working conditions.

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TASCE CRISIS:  Recall all Politically Victimised Workers and Stop all Forms of Vindictive Action

Accede to Their Legitimate Demands Now! The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the highhandedness and  vindictiveness of  the Dr Kiadese Lukman-led management, and the Prince Adeyemi Adefulu- led governing council of the Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu Ogun State towards the plights of the workers of the college especially since the assumption of office by Goveernor

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ASUU STRIKE AND CRISES IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR

A United Struggle of Students and Workers Needed Over the years, Nigeria’s budgetary allocation to the education sector continues to vacillate below 10%, which is even a far-cry from the UNESCO recommendation of 15%-20% budgetary allocation for developing countries like Nigeria. By Michael Lenin, DSM Branch, Abuja For instance, the percentage allocated to the education sector this year is a

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Dura Pack Workers Strike Again Over Salary Cut, Poor Working Conditions and Unionisation

Dura Pack workers embarked on two days (June 8 and 9, 2020) “strike action” over salary cut and unionization. The Publicity Secretary of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) visited the factory to solidarize with workers on June 9, 2020. By Chinedu Bosah and Rufus Olusesan Following the disruption of operation by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dura Pack company

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ENL Dockworkers Won Partial Victory; Resolved to Appeal Judgement

By Chinedu Bosah and Rufus Olusesan The Dockworkers Vs ENL Consortium judgment was delivered on February 20, 2020, by Justice R H Gwandu of the National Industrial Court (NIC) and the dockworkers won a partial victory. The relief for the dockworkers unpaid 8 years N33,000 minimum wage salaries was not granted by the Judge but ordered the payment of the

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GX FOOD LIMITED: The Late Oyo Ex-governor’s Company Sacks Workers Without any Benefit

CDWR Demands the Payments of all Entitlements due to the Sacked Workers and Calls on the State Leadership of NLC, TUC and ULC to Intervene! Barely three days after the demise of Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the ex-Governor of Oyo State who also doubled as the owner and Chairman of the GX FOOD LIMITED, no fewer than 15 poor workers of