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23 September 2017

Lagos Symposium: Labour leaders challenged to lead a serious fight for new minimum wage and payment of salary arrears

Labour leaders, trade unionists and pro-labour activists representing different organisations gathered on Lagos on September 20 to discuss how the labour movement could actualize living wage for Nigerian workers and settlement of unpaid salaries. The symposium, organized by the Campaign for Democratic and Worker’s Rights (CDWR), discussed both the policies needed and the concrete steps that needed to be taken.

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23 September 2017

ERC WELCOMES CONDITIONAL SUSPENSION OF ASUU, SSANU, NASU AND NAAT STRIKES

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcomes the conditional suspension of the 36-day old ASUU strike and the 9-day old strikes of the SSANU, NASU and NAA university unions.

We commend the staff unions for a battle well fought that showed that struggle can win. We also salute students and parents for showing understanding and solidarity while the strikes lasted.

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6 September 2017

SOCIALIST PARTY OF NIGERIA BACKS RESIDENT DOCTORS STRIKE

CALLS ON FG TO IMMEDIATELY MEET DOCTORS' DEMANDS

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) calls on the Buhari/Osinbajo-led Federal Government to speedily meet the demands of striking resident doctors in order to prevent avoidable suffering of poor Nigerians who depend on public hospitals because they cannot afford the enormous cost of overseas treatment.

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24 August 2017

ASUU STRIKE: LASU ERC HOLDS PUBLIC MEETING

Discusses how to help build campaign to demand adequate funding of education

On Monday August 21, 2017, around 75 LASU (Lagos State University) students came to a public meeting called by the Education Rights Campaign (ERC), LASU Chapter, held a public meeting to discuss the theme: Incessant ASUU Strike: Way Forward for the Nigerian Masses.

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14 August 2017

ERC BACKS ASUU's TOTAL AND INDEFINITE STRIKE

• CALLS ON THE BUHARI/OSINBAJO GOVERNMENT TO IMMEDIATLEY MEET THE DEMANDS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has once again embarked on a total and indefinite nationwide strike. The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) fully backs this indefinite strike action and calls on government to immediately meet the demands in order to avoid a situation where students waste away at home for months.

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9 August 2017

Aregbesola Government Owes Workers and Pensioners

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State, hereby condemns the statement widely credited to the Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, to the effect that the government he is leading does not owe workers and pensioners. We suspect that the statement is aimed at denying workers and retirees arrears of their salaries and pensions owed over twenty four months. Nothing exemplifies this more than the fact the governor was making the reported statement days after acknowledging the receipt of Paris Club refund to the tune of over N6.3 billion. One of the conditions for the release of the refund to states, according to the Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun, is that state governments agreed that seventy percent of the refund would be used to offset arrears of salaries and pensions.

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4 August 2017

YRC CALLS FOR INCREASE IN PAY AND REGULARIZATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF N-POWER VOLUNTEERS

The Youth Rights Campaign (YRC) hereby calls for an increase in the pay of N-Power volunteers as well as improvement in their working conditions. This should start with increasing the monthly allowance of the volunteers from the current N30, 000 and the regularization of their employment unlike the temporary and volunteering nature of the scheme.

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20 July 2017

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY CANNOT AUTOMATICALLY GUARANTEE DEVELOPMENTS

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) supports the demand and agitation for autonomy for local governments. We however warn that the autonomy will not automatically engender development at the grassroots level except it comes by putting into power a workers and poor people's government devoted to utilizing public resources to meet the needs of the mass majority. Otherwise if it is the same looters who are in power nationally and at the States that would run autonomous local governments, the result would be the same.

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20 July 2017

IN MEMORY OF BILLY BRIGHT ANOKWURU (1948 – 2010)

By Rufus Olusesan, National Chairman,

Campaign For Democratic and Workers' Rights (CDWR)

"Every m an's life ends the same way. It's only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another"– Ernest Hemingway.

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26 May 2017

Dagga Tolar re-elected as Chairman of Teachers' Union in Ajegunle, Lagos

Comrade Dagga Tolar (Segun Ajayi) has won re-election as Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Lagos State. Another three positions were won by candidates of the Teachers Light Mind (TLM) – the electoral platform upon which Dagga and other radical union activists contested. These are the positions of Deputy Chairman, Treasurer and First Examiner of account.

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