Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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CDWR CONDEMNS ANTI-LABOUR PRACTICES AT SERVAIR NIG LTD AND REFUSAL BY MANAGEMENT TO NEGOTIATE WITH WORKERS

CDWR CALLS ON SERVAIR MANAGEMENT TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF WORKERS Workers of ServAir have been in labour dispute with management since 2018 over anti-labour practices as highlighted below. Management has unilaterally reduced workers’ salaries and working conditions in 2015 without reaching an agreement with the union leadership or workers’ representatives in violation of the Labour Act. Similarly, the management

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US in crisis – need for a mass workers’ party and socialist programme

In unprecedented scenes, reminiscent of events in Latin America, Asia or Africa, US capitalism plunged into a deeper crisis yesterday as thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Congress on Capitol Hill urged on by their leader Trump. By Tony Saunois, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Secretary The incredible images of hundreds, some armed, entering the Congress building and debating

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CALL FOR URGENT SOLIDARITY FOR PROTESTING DURAPACK WORKERS

Over 100 workers of the Durapack company located around Guinness, Ikeja, Lagos are currently protesting at the gate of the factory. This was a follow up to the spontaneous protest which broke out late December 2020 as a result of refusal of company management to pay workers their due end of the year bonus. This is on top of longstanding

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FREE SOWORE AND FOUR OTHER ARRESTED ACTIVISTS NOW!

THEIR ARREST AND DETENTION SHOW THAT PRESIDENT BUHARI’S NEW YEAR VOW TO “LISTEN” TO THE YOUTH IS A MERE DECEIT The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) condemns in strong terms the brutal arrest of Omoyele Sowore, Juwon Sanyaolu, Damilare Adenola, Peter and Kimrere who were seized on the eve of the New Year for staging a peaceful protest to register their

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CDWR CONDEMNS THE UNJUST SACK OF TWO NURSES, PRINCE TEGA AND AISHAT AJIBOLA, BY OOUTH, OGUN, MANAGEMENT

WE DEMAND UNCONDITIONAL REINSTATEMENT OF PRINCE TEGA AND AISHAT AJIBOLA TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) condemns the unjust sack of Prince Tega and Aishat Ajibola by the management of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Ogun State. Prince Tega and Aishat Ajibola were nurses in the employment of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching

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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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EDUCATION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN CALLS ON THE LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT AND LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT TO REVERSE THE INCREMENT IN SCHOOL FEE.

Education Rights Campaign Lagos State University branch, condemns the recent hike in school fee in Lagos State University (LASU), and we hereby call on the Lagos state government and the management of the university to reverse the school fee back to the previous N25,000 fee regime. The university spokesperson Mr. Adekoya Ademola, in an interview with the Punch newspaper immediately

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NIGERIA: COVID-19, REPRESSION, RECESSION AND REVOLT

NIGERIA: COVID-19, REPRESSION, RECESSION AND REVOLT A year of turning points (Document agreed by the DSM National Committee Dec 12 – 13, 2020) No doubt, 2020 has been an extremely eventful and unusual year in Nigeria and worldwide. The year started with the tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic which led to about 5-months lockdown during which hundreds of thousands nearly

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DSM HOLDS SUCCESSFUL NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING

Preparing for intervention in tumultuous class struggles and continued building of the DSM as a revolutionary organization The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Nigerian section of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), held a National Committee meeting on Saturday, 12th of December and Sunday, 13th of December. This NC meeting is not just the first NC meeting this year due

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DSM BRANCH ORGANISER’S HOUSE BURGLED

Call for support The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns in totality the criminal and malicious attacks on its Ajegunle, Lagos, branch coordinator and leading member, Comrade Moshood Adebola Oshunfurewa, by yet to be identified armed robbers. The yet-to-identified perpetrators broke into his apartment through the window on December 15th, 2020 at about 3:45am, just two days after the organization’s successful

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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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ABDUCTION OF OVER 300 SCHOOL CHILDREN IN KATSINA FURTHER SHOWS GOVERNMENT FAILURE IN FIGHTING INSECURITY

SPN CONDEMNS KILLINGS OF RICE FARMWORKERS AND ABDUCTION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN; SPN CALLS FOR THE RELEASE OF THE ABDUCTED SCHOOL CHILDREN The forceful abduction of over 300 school children from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, barely two weeks after the killing of 46 rice farmers in Borno, has further confirmed the obvious failure of the Buhari-led government and

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SPN Condemns Horrific Massacre of Workers in Borno

HORRIFIC MASSACRE OF AT LEAST 43 FARMERS IN BORNO STATE FURTHER SHOWS THE PRESIDENT BUHARI APC-LED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED WOEFULLY IN TACKLING INSECURITY SPN COMMISERATES WITH FAMILIES OF THOSE SLAINED AND INJURED; CALLS FOR DEMOCRATIC AND NON-SECTARIAN COMMUNAL SELF DEFENSE The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) commiserates with the families of the farmers brutally killed and many others injured

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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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2020 ONE MONTH AFTER LEKKI SHOOTING: WE REMEMBER OUR FALLEN HEROES

LIES OF THE BUHARI GOVERNMENT MUST NOT PREVAIL; WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF BRUTALITY ALL PARTAKERS IN THE KILLING, MAIMING AND HARASSMENT OF PROTESTERS MUST BE MADE TO FACE THE MUSIC WORKING PEOPLE AND YOUTH MUST RESIST CONTINUED ATTACKS ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS AND ALL ANTI-POOR POLICIES The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) seizes this opportunity to condole with the

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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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ELECTRICITY BILLS HIT ROOFTOP AS CONSEQUENCE OF THE TARIFF HIKE

LABOUR LEADERS AND GOVERNMENT AGREEMENT UNDERMINES THE INTEREST OF WORKING MASSES CARE CALLS FOR REVERSAL OF THE HIKED TARIFF AND AN END TO ELECTRICITY PRIVATISATION COALITION FOR AFFORDABLE AND REGULAR ELECTRICITY (CARE) Statement November 17, 2020 As a fallout of the over 100% electricity tariff hike that took effect from September 1, 2020, bills afterwards have become so high, some

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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