A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND ITS ROLE IN LABOUR RELATIONS IN NIGERIA

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ABSTRACT

Just as it is common for conflicts to arise in every human relationship, the relationship between an employer and an employee is not left out in this. The importance of collective bargaining is so enormous in order to bring about amicable settlement of trade disputes. It was discovered in this work that, countries the world over have at one time been faced with the challenges of industrial frictions. An objective of this research work is to educate society and stakeholders on the need for parties in industrial relation to resolve whatever disputes amicably. This is not undermining the rights of employees to embark on strike or other forms of settlements in driving home their grievances. It was recommended that labour laws in Nigeria should be strengthened to enhance the swift and amicable settlement in Trade Disputes.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page – – – – – – – – – i
Declaration – – – – – – – – – ii
Certification – – – – – – – – – iii
Dedication – – – – – – – – – iv
Acknowledgement – – – – – – – – v
Table of Cases- – – – – – – – – vi
List of Statutes – – – – – – – – vii
List of Abbreviation – – – – – – – – viii
Abstract – – – – – – – – – ix
Table of Content – – – – – – – – xi
CHAPTER ONE GENERAL INTRODUCTION
Introduction – – – – – – – – 1
Statement of the Problems – – – – – – 2
Aim and Objectives of the Research – – – – – 6
Significance of the Research – – – – – – 7
Scope of the Research – – – – – – – 8
Research Methodology – – – – – – 8
Literature Review – – – – – – – 9
Organizational Layout – – – – – – 15
CHAPTER TWO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Introduction – – – – – – – – 16
History of Collective Bargaining – – – – – 16

2.2.1 Meaning of Collective Bargaining – – – – – 21
2.2.2 Types of Collective Bargaining – – – – – 22
2.2.3 The Concept of Collective Bargaining – – – – 24
2.2.4 Characteristics of Collective Bargaining – – – – 25
2.5 The Structure of Collective Bargaining – – – – 29
2.6 Subject-Matter of Collective Bargaining – – – – 32

CHAPTER THREE

THE LAW AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Introduction – – – – – – – – 41
Collective Bargaining – – – – – – – 51
Public Sector Wage Policy – – – – – – 51
Private Sector Wage Policy – – – – – – 52
Current Laws in Labour Relations – – – – – 55
The Scope of the Trade Dispute Act – – – – – 56
Current Developments in Wage Policy Formulation – – – 57
Relationship among Unions and Collective Bargaining – – 62
CHAPTER FOUR INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES
Introduction – – – – – – – – 64
Expression of Industrial Disputes – – – – – 64
4.3 Strikes – – – – – – – – – 65
Meaning of Strike – – – – – – – 66
The Strike Theories – – – – – – – 69
The Right to Strike – – – – – – – 71
International Labour Law and the Right to Strike – – – 72
Statutory Rules Limiting Strikes – – – – – 72
4.9 Lock-Outs – – – – – – – – 78
Meaning of Lock-Out – – – – – – – 79
Effect of Lock-Out on Contract of Employment – – – 79
CHAPTER FIVE
CONCLUSION, FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1 Conclusion – – – – – – – – 81
5.2 Findings – – – – – – – – 84
5.3 Recommendations – – – – – – – 84
Bibliography – – – – – – – – 86

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