5 October 2016
For Immediate Payment of Workers' Salaries and Re-opening of the University
The Campaign for Democratic and Workers' Rights (CDWR) condemns in its entirety the attack on Osun State indigenes working at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State; a University jointly owned by the governments of Oyo and Osun States.
5 October 2016
SPN AND CDWR HOLD PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM TO REVIEW STRUGGLES AGAINST NON-PAYMENT OF SALARIES, PENSIONS AND OTHER ATTACKS ON WORKING PEOPLE IN OYO
*Oyo State Chairman of NLC agrees to the proposal for 24 hours National strike and mass action for the payment of salary arrears and new minimum wage
8 September 2016
Working People Must Defend Living Standards
The Socialist Party of Nigeria sees the Second Quarter 2016 report of National Bureau of Statistics which officially confirms the sliding of Nigerian economy into recession as a bitter confirmation of the failure of capitalism and the incapacity of Nigerian ruling elites to move the nation forward.
We call on the labour movement to reject and resist the current situation in which workers and the poor masses, who did not significantly benefit anything at the period of boom, are being made to bear the burden of the crisis of capitalism and failure of capitalist ruling elite.
5 September 2016
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) welcomes the expression of interest by the national leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to begin agitation immediately over the demand for N56,000 new minimum wage as contained in the speech of the NLC President Ayuba Wabba at this year’s NLC Rain School. We however call on them to match their words with action by coming out with concrete program of actions that would help win the demand.
29 August 2016
*Time to fight casualization, poverty wages, mass unemployment and underfunded education
The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to adopt a Youth Policy and convene a National Youth Conference on September 14 and 15.
This conference is being held against the background of what is widely seen as a grave economic and social crisis gripping the country. Nigeria’s very young population is facing a grim future unless there is rapid, radical change.
5 August 2016
• The Labour leadership should mobilize for a 24 hour general strike and nationwide mass actions to confront the monster of nonpayment of salaries across the country
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in absolute terms the killing and brutalization of protesting workers of Nasarawa State by trigger-happy police men in Lafia on Friday, July 29. We in the SPN call for the immediate arrest and prosecution of police officers who sanctioned and carried out this dastardly act. Labour must call immediate nationwide solidarity actions like mass protests and rallies as part of a campaign to ensure that the culprits are brought to book in order to serve as deterrent to others.
3 August 2016
h5>For a 24 hour general strike for full payment of salaries and pensions arrears in 27 states
The seven week indefinite strike embarked upon by the mass of Oyo State workers to protest the government’s plan to sell-off some public schools in the state under the pretence of a Public Private Partnership, PPP, as well as non-payment of over 6 months’ salary and pension arrears being owed by the Ajimobi-led government was unilaterally suspended by the labour leaders on Monday, July 25.
16 July 2016
• Don’t ‘Sit at home’, Labour Leaders in Niger State must organize constant mass protests and demonstrations until the demands are won
• The NLC and TUC should call a national general strike and mass protest to back workers and pensioners in over 27 states whose salaries are either cut, unpaid or delayed
Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) supports the indefinite strike action called by the leaderships of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Niger state to protest the refusal of the state
27 June 2016
* NO victimisation of school principals for students’ protest against Government plan to mortgage their future!
The Socialist Party of Nigeria, SPN Oyo State Chapter, strongly supports the strike and struggle of workers and retirees in Oyo State over non-payment of salary and pension arrears.
We also support the demand for reversal of decision to sell public schools, call for adequate funding of the education sector including payment of living wages and other incentives for educational workers and withdrawal of trumped-up charges against the State Chair of NLC and 6 other labour leaders.
26 June 2016
Determined Workers hold rallies at the NLC secretariat three days a week
It was an atmosphere filled with suspicion and apprehension when in the early hours of Friday, 17th June, 2016 as thousands of striking workers of Oyo State who gathered as usual at the state secretariat of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), were waiting for the Labour leaders for the report of the meeting held with the state government the previous day.
Despite all forms of efforts and pressures by the state government the rally still went ahead and was very massive as thousands of workers, including the market women and men, trooped out in their numbers to support the agitation against the planned privatisation of schools and non-payment of salary and pension arrears. The struggle that started at the beginning of June has not lost momentum.
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