Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
Come to DSM secretariat at 49 Charity Road New Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba, Lagos,
Call our national office on 0805 304 5953
21 November 2017
• Calls for an Independent Panel of Inquiry into the Allegations and Processes Leading to the Dismissals
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the recent politically-motivated dismissal of the Chairman of the Lagos State University (LASU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Isaac Akinloye Oyewumi and his vice, Dr. Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu.
15 November 2017
*Declare a National day of action to commence the struggle for a new minimum wage and payment of salary arrears
According to a media report the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has dragged the Federal Government of Nigeria to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for non-payment of salaries and proscription of trade unions in Kogi State. However, reading the report, it is obvious that the two issues of non-payment of salaries and proscription of trade unions in Kogi state mentioned by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, were only raised as a side talk with a journalist.
It is no reason for the Wabba-led NLC to continue delaying urgent action on salary arrears and for a new minimum wage.
25 October 2017
* A call for democratisation of public institutions
On October 3, 2017, a Federal High court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, sentenced Prof B.A Ogunbodede, former Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, an affiliate institution of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, and two other persons to 40 years imprisonment over 16 count charges bordering on conspiracy, unlawful conversion and stealing of the institute's subventions. This judgement, despite its limitations, is a victory for mass of workers in IAR&T who have struggled for years against looting and for payment of their wages.
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.
23 September 2017
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.
6 September 2017
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.
24 August 2017
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.
14 August 2017
• 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.
9 August 2017
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.
4 August 2017
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.