10th

Jun

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THE FAILURE OF THE 7TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY; THE IMMINENT FAILURE OF THE 8TH ASSEMBLY

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by Botti Isaac The drama at the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly yesterday calls to mind the contradictions that exist within the ruling class globally. The contradictions exist as a result of class interest and counter interest among the ruling class that can be de
25th

May

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FIGHT UNTIL SALARIES ARE PAID!

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No Retreat No Surrender Salaries of workers in 18 states have been owed in some cases for up to 7months. These states are: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Ekiti, Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers and Zamfara. Nigeria Labour
20th

May

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Shell pays for oil spill in Bodo

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by Nnamdi Ikeagu The major oil company, Shell reached an out of court settlement to pay £55m (N15.7bn) to the 15,600 fishermen of Bodo community, Rivers state. This was in a bid by Shell to avoid a full trial after three years of pre-trial legal tussles. There had been two
18th

May

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Spendthrift NASS gulps N600bn in 4years

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The average expenditure of the National Assembly has been N150bn per year over the last four years. Despite gulping a whooping N600bn in that period, this assembly of the bosses has passed only 106 bills. This is shameful to say the very least. And the legislators attempt to
14th

May

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TUC pickets NIMC against mass sack of workers

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by Kunle Wizeman Ajayi “We cannot continue to allow the retrenchment of workers at this particular time of economic recession when salaries are not even enough to live well. Losses of job lead to hooliganism; armed robbery; and many other crimes. Living conditions become w
11th

May

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Greek Workers Fight Back Against Austerity

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by Costas Pittas* The electoral victory of Syriza in Greece in January 2015 created huge optimism across Europe. After five years of struggle — with strikes, occupations and demonstrations — the government of austerity collapsed and a left party was elected. The
11th

May

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BOOK REVIEW: The law and casual workers: “DETERMINATION OF CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA, SOUTH AFRICA AND ZIMBABWE” BY FEMI ABORISADE

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by Drew Povey This new book by Femi Aborisade provides key information on the complex legal position of casual and temporary workers.  This is important as with ‘labour flexibility’ promoted by the neoliberal reforms over the last few decades the number of workers not o
11th

May

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SWL holds symposium on LP

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by Ogbuh A. Ameh In its bid to aid the raising of working class consciousness in the labour movement, the Socialist Workers League has been in the vanguard of organizing a series of symposiums. True to its slogan “Workers, Youths and Women Unite”, it has been upbeat in r