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Labour Conflicts in the Nigerian Public Sector: Causes and Resolutions Strategies

Ibietan, Jide (2013) Labour Conflicts in the Nigerian Public Sector: Causes and Resolutions Strategies. Nigerian Journal of Administrative Science, 10 (1 & 2). pp. 140-156. ISSN 0794 - 9677

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The :( of this paper is to highlight the nature, causes and resolution strategies I mechanisms for labour conflicts in the Nigeria-public sector. It observed that when an organization has a dysfu,Y,lctionally high level of conflict, managers are likely to dissipat¢· valuable resources and time in order to achieve harmon:i~us work relations and that conflict can also be functioflt;il when it acts as catalyst for the use of initiative and creativity which can facilitate qualitative change in the Public Sector. The paper comprises of abstract; conceptual discourse; causes a/labour conflicts; the meaning and strategies of conflict resolution; conflict resolution in the Nigeria public sector; conclusiOIJJ and recommendations. Among the recommendations canvasser;/. are: the dismantling of obstacles to the use of · "mediation" as the first statutory method of resolving conflicts; further strengthening of the institutions responsible for conflict resolution; a call on government to imbibe the virtue of honouring valid agreements reached through consensual process of collective bargaining and to respect I uphold its own laws. Key Words: Labour conflict, Conflict resolution, Conflict Management, Public Sector.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2015 20:35
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 20:35

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