Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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CDWR SUPPORTS NIGERIAN NURSES’ STRUGGLE AGAINST GOVERNMENT’S OPPRESSIVE POLICIES

We Demand Improvement in Pay and Working Condition of Nurses’ and other Health Workers The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), a campaign platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), extends its unwavering solidarity and support to Nigerian nurses in their ongoing struggle against callous policies, attacks on personal freedom and neglect by the government. We call for the

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Labour Party Crisis

DSM Calls for Conference of Trade Unions, Left Organisations and Socialists to Discuss the Building of a Genuine Mass Working People’s Party The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the current move by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to reclaim the Labour Party, so long as it is a genuine attempt to build a democratic working class party. The fact is

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ON THE SEVEN-DAY WARNING STRIKE ACTION OF NASU AND SSANU

ERC CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO IMMEDIATELY MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE STRIKING WORKERS TO PREVENT DISRUPTION OF THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR WE WARN THE GOVERNMENT AGAINST INTIMIDATING STRIKING WORKERS LIKE THEY DID WITH THE ‘NO WORK, NO PAY’ POLICY  IN 2022 FOR PROPER FUNDING OF THE EDUCATION SECTOR! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) calls on the Federal Government to immediate meet

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After the Expiration of NLC’s 21-Day Ultimatum, What Next?

We Call for 48-Hour General Strike and Nationwide Protest as the Next Step. The latest 21-day ultimatum given to the government by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the current cost of living crisis has expired since Wednesday March 13. Unfortunately, as of Tuesday March 19, the NLC leadership has not issued any statement or disclosed anything to indicate its

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SUSPENSION OF NLC NATIONWIDE PROTEST: ANOTHER MISSED OPPORTUNITY!

We call for a 48 hour general strike as the next step We of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) consider the decision of the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to suspend the two-day nationwide protest of February 27 and 28, 2024 after only one day of protest as a counterproductive decision and a missed opportunity by the labour

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JAF and CORE Kick Off Protest Over Cost of Living Crisis

Mobilisation march in Lagos On Monday 26th February 2024; the Joint Action Front (JAF) in conjunction with Coalition for Revolution (CORE) held protest actions in Lagos and three other states over the worsening cost of living crisis. It is aimed to build a nationwide mass movement against anti-poor capitalist policies of the Bola Tinubu government which are responsible for the

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NO TO HIGH COST OF LIVING AND MASS SUFFERING

Join the Movement to Stop Tinubu’s Bad Policies Fight for Socialist Change  Leaflet Issued by the DSM on February 22 for Mass Circulation across the Country. In different parts of the country many people have hit the streets in peaceful protests over the prevailing mass hunger and cost of living crisis. Where people have not organized a protest, we have

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TINUBU: AN ABSOLUTE DISASTER FOR NIGERIAN WORKERS, YOUTH AND THE POOR MASSES

Reverse Fuel Price Hike to Pre-may 29, 2023 Level Reverse Tuition Fee Hike and End all Anti-poor Policies Slash the Humongous Salaries and Allowances of Political Office Holders and Take Our Wealth off the 1% FOR A SOCIALIST NIGERIA! By H.T. Soweto The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) applauds all Nigerian workers, women, students, youth and the poor masses who have

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THE FIGHT FOR A NEW MINIMUM WAGE

The Naira Shrinks, Our Pockets Empty: Nigerian workers Need a Living Wage Now The Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, and all their affiliates have a historic responsibility to rescue Nigeria and lead workers and the poor masses out of the quagmire the Bola Tinubu regime has plunged the country into. Across the length and breadth of Nigeria, the simmering

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IBADAN – ABBEY TROTSKY’S TRIAL ADJOURNED AGAIN

The matter adjourned till 29th July, 2024. The case of trumped-up criminal charges instituted against Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye, popularly known as Abbey Trotsky by the police Zone 11, Oshogbo at the instance of SUMAL FOOD LIMITED, Ibadan came up on Tuesday, 20th February, 2024 at Court 6 Magistrate Court Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State. The court session commenced around 9:30am during

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DSM WELCOMES NLC’S DECLARATION OF TWO-DAY NATIONWIDE PROTEST OVER COST OF LIVING CRISIS

* Demands Must Include Total Reversal of Fuel Price Hike and Deregulation as Well as Immediate actions to Halt Meteoric Rise in Prices of Food and Other Basic Needs * Knowing Labour Leaders’ Penchant for Last-Minute suspension and compromise, we urge pro-labour civil society and activists to begin to mobilise independently for a national shutdown and mass protests The Democratic

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CDWR CALLS FOR NLC INTERVENTION TO END ONGOING PERSECUTION OF ABIODUN BAMIGBOYE AKA ABBEY TROTSKY

The President Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Abuja Comrade President, The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) wishes to report to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) the ongoing prosecution and persecution of Abiodun Bamigboye, also known as Abbey Trotsky, who is the Oyo State Coordinator of the CDWR and the Acting National Chairperson of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN)

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Inspiring Mass Actions of Sacked OAUTHC Workers

Report of Protest and Picketing by Sacked Staff of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC)  By Kola Ibrahim Following issuance of sack letters to over 1,500 staff of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC) Ile Ife by the management of the hospital, through the directive of the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the affected workers started

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DSM Condemns N30 Million Labour Party Guber Nomination Fee in Edo

Shows LP is a Party Dominated by the Rich We Reiterate Our Call on Trade Unions to Rebuild the Party as a Genuine Working Peoples Political Alternative The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns the decision of the Labour Party to charge an outrageous sum of N30 million as its nomination fee for the governorship election in Edo State. This shows

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Lagos NLC meeting discusses crisis and new minimum wage

On Tuesday January 30, members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) attended a workers’ meeting organized by the Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to mark the start of the new year. The meeting had both festive and political features. Workers, happy to have survived an harrowing 2023 under what is rapidly developing to become one of

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CDWR Condemns Planned Mass Sack of Staff in Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH)

* Workers must be defended * We call for immediate payment of all salary arrears for the affected staff The attention of the Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Osun State, has been drawn to the planned sack of hundreds of recently recruited staff at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Ile-Ife, by the Federal Ministry of Health

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END PROSECUTION OF ABBEY TROTSKY BY THE STATE AND SUMAL FOOD LIMITED

ABBEY TROTSKY VS SUMAL FOOD LIMITED: CDWR DEMANDS AN END TO CONTINUED STATE PROSECUTION NLC and TUC must take action to halt the persecution of Abbey with the immediate commencement of a serious campaign against casualisation and related indecent labour practices in workplaces The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) calls on trade unions, pro-masses’ organizations, and activists to

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Workers Prepare to Resist Mass Sack and Privatization of Water in Lagos State

Workers in the Lagos State Water Corporation held a staff forum/congress on Tuesday 19 December 2023 to discuss how to resist plans by the Lagos State government to lay off workers in preparation for the wholesale privatization of the sector. Prior to now, nothing less than 450 casual workers had been laid off by the State government citing specious excuses.

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SACK OF 450 LAGOS STATE WATER CORPORATION WORKERS IS ANTI-PEOPLE

CDWR DEMANDS THE RECALL OF ALL SACKED WORKERS AND FULL INTEGRATION INTO LAGOS CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYMENT The sack of 450 Lagos State Water Corporation workers on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, in a period of economic crisis is insensitive and anti-workers. This mass sack will not only throw the affected workers into more poverty but also deepen the socio-economic problems they

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One year of Ademola Adeleke/PDP-led government in Osun State: Nothing fundamental to show while much is expected.

27 November, 2023 marks one year of the current Ademola Adeleke/People’s Democratic Party (PDP)-led government of Osun State. Not a few people in the state felt a sigh of relief when Oyetola/APC government, which was synonymous with sadistic anti-worker and anti-poor policies, was ousted in the 16 July, 2022 governorship election. The twelve years of APC under Aregbesola and Oyetola