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The Legal Framework of Collective bargaining in The Nigerian Public Sector - A Process Approach

Ibietan, Jide (2012) The Legal Framework of Collective bargaining in The Nigerian Public Sector - A Process Approach. International Journal of Administraion and Development studies, 3 (1). ISSN 2141-5226

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This paper is directed at exploring the legal framework of collective bargaining in the Nigerian public sector using a process approach. The objective of the paper is to highlight the weaknesses of the legal framework within which collective bargaining operates in Nigeria. In other words, there are legal provisions regulating collective bargaining and industrial relations generally, but these laws are not completely capable of stopping conflicts in the workplace. This gap .. highlights the issue of implementation of laws in achieving smooth industrial relations process/system and ultimatel)i guaranteeing industrial peace through harmonious work relations. The data utilised in this paper were collected mainly from secondary, sources and the analytical method is central to the facts and opinions obtained from these sources. The paper concluded that the effective practice of collective bargaining and sanctity of its provisions and processes could offer a durable approach to achieving harmonious work relations in the public sector. It recommended among others that government should learn to honour valid agreements reached with unions and to respect and uphold its own laws

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Legal framework, Collective bargaining, Public Sector, Trade dispute.
Subjects: 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 21:49
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 21:49

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