* LOCKDOWN WITHOUT PROVISION OF ADEQUATE RELIEF FOR WORKERS AND THE POOR MASSES WILL LEADTO A HUMAN TR * SPN CALLS ON THE NLC, TUC AND ULC TO TAKE THE LEAD IN ENCOURAGING DEMOCRATIC SELF-ORGANISATION TO ORGANIZE SUPPLIES AND THEIR DISTRIBUTION – INCLUDING ACTION AGAINST PROFITEERING AND BLACK MARKETS AGEDY (1) President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the Nation on the COVID-19
We call on Osun State government to provide adequate safety and sanitary kits and facilities for the citizens The government should be ready to make provision for basic needs like foodstuffs, energy/fuel, water supply and cash transfer, in view of the lockdown We call for provision of at least N100, 000 special allowance, life insurance and safety kits for health
SPN DEMANDS N100, 000 COVID-19 SPECIAL ALLOWANCE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND ALL WORKERS ON THE FRONTLINE
FOR A FREE, ADEQUATELY-FUNDED AND DEMOCRATICALLY-MANAGED PUBLIC HEALTHCARE 1. The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) hereby demands the immediate payment of ₦100, 000 Special COVID-19 monthly allowance to all medical/health professionals and other workers at the frontline of the war against COVID-19 during this emergency period occasioned by the pandemic. 2. We also demand a declaration by the Federal and
Capitalism has failed to Defend Nigerians’ Health H.T Soweto Even though the figures are rising daily, it is not certain yet how disastrous the ravages of COVID-19 will be for Nigeria in terms of number of infections and deaths. Economically however, there is no doubt that Nigeria faces the possibility of another economic recession as a result of the virus
The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) wishes to alert the public to the plan of the Dr Kiadese Lukman-led management of Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Ogun State, to sack 120 workers because of their role in the struggle for payment of over 67 months’ owed salary arrears and opposition to other anti-worker policies. Before now some
* SPN Demands emergency measures for mass testing, safety and quarantine to stop the virus spread * NLC, TUC AND ULC must commence preparation to protect jobs, wages and welfare of workers in order to ensure that COVID-19 spread is not used at the long run by the anti-people government to attack the interest of poor people The Socialist Party
Coronavirus Pandemic – A Failure of Capitalism Labour and Working People Must Force Governments at all Levels to Contain the Spread of Virus in Nigeria By Peluola Adewale Perhaps nothing in recent history has exposed the incompetence of capitalism to meet the basic needs of the people and advance humanity further than the global outbreak of Coronavirus otherwise called Covid-19
* SPN ALSO DEMANDS THE REDUCTION OF THE PRICES OF KEROSENE AND DIESEL! The Federal government through the NNPC has on Wednesday 18 March 2020 reduced the pump price of petrol from N145 to N125 as a result of the collapse of crude oil prices on the world market and the attendant reduction of landing cost of refined fuel products.
OAU’s NEW POLICY TO REMOVE THE RIGHTS OF RETURNING STUDENTS TO ACCOMODATION ON CAMPUS IS BACKWARD AND UNACCEPTABLE
For restoration of independent students union now! By Dunnex Samuel, Acting Coordinator, ERC It is no longer news that the OAU authorities are planning to completely withdraw the rights of all stale students to reside on campus’s hostels. According to a statement recently issued by the Dean, Division of Students’ Affairs(DSA), ‘stalites’ will no longer be entitled to campus accommodation,
Drop trumped-up charges against Aborisade and others, recall Miss Ogunfeibo and end victimization of workers By Eko John Nicholas The Dipo Abiodun APC-led government of Ogun state has repeatedly shown his disdain towards the plights of the workers since his assumption of office, his pretences as workers friendly governor to the contrary. The place where this is well captured and
ERC APPEAL FOR WITHDRAWAL OF FALSE CHARGES AGAINST YUSUF NURUDEEN ALOWONLE AND HALT TO ALL POLITICALLY-MOTIVATE VICTIMISATION OF STUDENTS AND WORKERS ACTIVISTS
ERC’s letter to LASU VC on planned victimization of Omomeewa By Hassan Taiwo and Ibukun Omole, ERC National Coordinator and Secretary We respectfully write to call your attention to the false allegation against Yusuf Nurudeen Alowonle a.k.a Omomewa, a graduating student with matric number 150143044 and a CGPA of 4.30. He was also a presidential candidate in the 2018/2019 LASUSU
Mucas Hospital, a big hospital in Lagos, has refused to pay its retrenched staff their gratuity ten months after retrenchment. Three of the affected Nurses (Mrs Doherty Janet, Mrs Folashade Jacob and Mrs B.T. Tewogbade) have approached CDWR for intervention. The retrenchment happened because some of the workers rejected the reduction of their monthly salary from about N55,000 to N30,000.
CDWR engages BUA Group management over delay in gratuity and controversy in the amount paid to two of the retirees. Some of the retirees approached the CDWR for intervention and CDWR wrote to the management upon which a meeting was fixed for Thursday February 6, 2020. CDWR leaders (Rufus Olusesan and Chinedu Bosah) and two other retirees (Yahaya Abubakar and
CDWR ENGAGES MABISCO MGT OVER THE VICTIMISATION OF MUSA IBRAHIM The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) is currently intervening in the matter concerning the victimization of Mr Musa Ibrahim, a staff of MABISCO (Mayor Biscuit Company ) Ltd who was placed on indefinite suspension since 2nd of May 2019 for no just cause other than the management’s claim
Dangote Cement Plc, employed 850 Truck Officers in 2016 with paltry salary of N60,000 monthly wage, and N90,000 performance bonus while they would own the truck after each Officer’s truck attained 400,000 mileage, as agreement attached to their employment. Only N60,000 monthly wage was paid while other relevant parts of the agreement/contract were never fulfilled. Dangote Cement Plc, one of
The ENL Dockworkers have engaged the ENL Consortium (Operator of Terminals C and D of Apapa Sea Port) in a struggle over unpaid 8 years of time related wage of N33,000, which is the minimum wage for dockworkers. (compiled by Rufus Olusesan and Chinedu Bosah, CDWR) There was a National Joint Industrial Council (NJIC) agreement reached in May 2008 by
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) – Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA – call on the Ministry of Health and Environmental Sanitation in Department of Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government, to, with immediate effect, evacuate piles of dirt at both ways of canals in Okoya, Opeleye and other areas dug recently. These heaps of debris and dirt is harmful to peoples’ health residing
But struggle continues On February 13, 2020 the case against 38 Lagos State Polytechnic. LASPOTECH. workers who were arrested and victimized by the Police at the behest of the Rector of the Polytechnic Mr Sogunro for embarking on strike and protest for their legitimate demands on pays and conditions was struck out at the Magistrate Court, Yaba Oyingbo, Lagos State.
RETIREES PLIGHT IN OSUN: CDWR calls for full payment of gratuities, pension contributions and over 30-months’ arrears of half-pensions and half-salaries
Labour leaders must organize and mobilise retirees and workers for action By Kola Ibrahim The conditions of public sector retirees in Osun State call for concern. The retirees under the state government are suffering, no thanks to the deliberate maltreatment by the Osun State government. Currently, Osun state government has refused to fully pay the gratuities of retirees on government
CHINA: Coronavirus Crisis Shakes Regime By Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers’ International World-wide the number of dead and infected from the Coronavirus appears to have reached a peak. But fears persist that large numbers could still die because of the impossibility of knowing before the symptoms develop that someone is carrying the virus. In Britain, nine cases have been