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
18 July 2018
Labour must start sustained campaign against casualization
For three days, starting from Monday July 9, the offices of the MTN, the biggest telecommunication company in Nigeria, nationwide were picketed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over non-unionisation and casualization of workers. In Lagos members of Democratic Socialist Movement joined the action in solidarity with the NLC and workers, urging that this must not be a one-off action but rather the start of a sustained campaign against casualization.
16 May 2018
Since 2012 members of Democratic Socialist Movement have participated at May Day rallies with the special May Day fliers of Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), along with Socialist Democracy - the DSM paper, that articulates demands and issues of workers as well as how to fight for them. This is done side by side with the calls on workers to join the SPN in order to help us jointly build it as a mass working people party, especially given the loss of the Labour Party to corrupt, anti-poor capitalist politicians. This year's event was very significant for members of the Socialist Party of Nigeria being the first since the registration of the party following about four years of both political and legal struggles.
26 March 2018
CDWR Calls on Dangote Cement Plc to immediately meet workers' Demands.
The truck officers who have been callously and fraudulently sacked by the management of Dangote Cement won, on Tuesday March 20, their the first victory against the company at the National Industrial Court. Following the frivolous and senseless preliminary objection raised by Dangote Cement Plc that lasted many hearings, Justice Mustapha Tijini ruled in favour of the cheated workers and fixed May 23, 2018 for the commencement of hearing on the substantial matter.,/p>
The reality of the matter is that Dangote Cement Plc has no case but, as usual, is trying to cheat workers. Unfair labour practices and favourable government policies is the reason Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Africa.
5 January 2018
Calls on the labour movement to declare a 24-hour warning strike and mass protest
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) warns against any plan by the Buhari/APC government to increase pump price of petroleum products. Such an attempt must be resisted by the working masses and youth across the country.
28 December 2017
•Aregbesola Government should pay full salaries and pensions to all workers and retirees
•All arrears of half-salaries and pensions plus gratuities must be paid.
•Promotion is a right, not a privilege
•Labour Leadership should call Congress of Workers now
The Democratic Socialist Movement supports the strike action declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress Osun state chapters. We fully support the struggle for immediate payment of full salaries and pensions to all categories of workers and retirees, plus payment of arrears among other demands. We make bold to say that the strike is long overdue, as workers and retirees have had to endure several months of denied salaries and pensions.
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.