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
Bulletin 02 ONGOING SUCCESSFUL STRIKE: Labour Must Fight for Total Social Transformation The resounding success of the ongoing general strike and mass protest against hike in fuel prices, hike in VAT, etc, show just how little support the new government has. Despite the very small size of the May 28 and 29 protests Yar’Adua’s administration has no legitimacy. Its so-called
DSM Bulletin 01 GENERAL STRIKE: Workers and Poor Masses Must Resist Neo-liberal Attacks and Fight for Social Transformation Arise, workers and poor masses of Nigeria and join the nationwide strike and protest called by Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO). We have nothing to lose but shackles of anti-poor neo-liberal attack inflicted on us by Obasanjo/Yar’Adua government. LASCO has called
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
South Africa: Public sector workers in mass fightback In what the South African independent television channel, ETv, described as the biggest strike since 1994 (the year the ANC government came to power), the overwhelming majority of South Africa’s one million public sector workers started an indefinite mass action campaign in support of a 12% salary increase on Friday 1 June.
DSM PRESS STATEMENT Fuel Price, VAT: Workers and Poor Masses Must Resist the Increase The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) strongly condemns the recent fuel price increase from N65 to N75 per litre. We call on labour and pro-masses organisations to lead workers and poor masses to resist this new increase. The immediate past Obasanjo government just two days prior to
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