STRIKE ACTION AND TRADE UNION OBJECTIVES (CASE STUDY OF NIGERIA UNION OF TEACHERS AT ABEOKUTA CHARPTER)

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STRIKE ACTION AND TRADE UNION OBJECTIVES (CASE STUDY OF NIGERIA UNION OF TEACHERS AT ABEOKUTA CHARPTER)

TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                       PAGE

Title Page…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. i

Certification…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ii

Dedication………………………………………………………………………………………………………. iii

Acknowledgment…………………………………………………………………………………………….. iv

Abstract………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. v

Table of Contents…………………………………………………………………………………………….. vi

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

  1. Background to the Study……………………………………………………………………………… 1-2
    1. Statement of the Problem……………………………………………………………………………. 2-3
    1. Objectives of the Study……………………………………………………………………………….. 3-4
    1. Research Hypothesis………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
    1. Scope of the Study……………………………………………………………………………………… 4
    1. Significance of the Study…………………………………………………………………………….. 4
    1. Limitation of the Study……………………………………………………………………………….. 4-5
    1. Definition of Terms…………………………………………………………………………………….. 5

References………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

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  • A brief history…………………………………………………………………………………………… 24-25

Reference………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 26

CHATER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

References…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 30

CHAPTER FOUR

Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation…………………………………………………………. 31-48

CHAPTER FIVE

  • Summary of findings………………………………………………………………………………….. 49
  • Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 50
  • Recommendation………………………………………………………………………………………. 50

Bibliography…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 51-52

Appendix Questionnaires

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CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Strike is an extreme form of industrial conflict, Knowles (2010). Strike is also described as the most costly manifestation of tensions or conflict of interest between the employers and the employees or the workers and management. Olaniyan (2012)

Strike can be generated by several types of circumstance or situation. There are instances in which one of the parties may want a strike. For instance, an employer may regard a strike as a good way to breaking a weak union and freeing itself from the necessity of collective bargaining. On the other hand a radical union leader may regard a strike as desirable to build up a hatred for the management; even when there is no chance that strike will win any immediate benefits.

A demand which the union consider vital to its security may conflict with a position which management consider essential to its own survival. For instance, the union may insist on a wage higher than what the company can pay or on a collective agreement which management feels rightly or wrongly would mean the end of its authority in the establishment. Even where the negotiators themselves are willing to compromise, they may be prevented from doing so by the fact that they are not free agents. In this regard, an absentee Managing Director, General Manager or Board of Directors, sitting in the Head – office and looking at Balance sheet of the organisation may direct the Human Resource Manager or the negotiating team to take a position which leads inevitably to a strike. On the other hand, According to Anyim, (2009), pressures from members may force union negotiators to maintain position which they know would make their demand impossible; but to retreat would jeopardise their own position or spilt the union.

Poole (2011) observes that strikes are not homogenous industrial events to the extent that they involve a cessation of work, breakdown in the flow of consent and an open expression of aggression. To poole (2011), It is a social phenomenon of enormous complexity, which, in its totality, is never susceptible to complete description let alone complete explanation. Fajana (2010) traces strike to be of many varieties principally because various tactics and strategies are used in its execution.

STRIKE ACTION AND TRADE UNION OBJECTIVES (CASE STUDY OF NIGERIA UNION OF TEACHERS AT ABEOKUTA CHARPTER)