AN APPRAISAL OF TRADE DISPUTES SETTLEMENT MECHANISMS IN NIGERIA

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cover Title …………………………………………………………………. i Title Page…………………………………………………………………… ii
Declaration………………………………………………………………… iii
Certification………………………………………………………………… iv
Dedication…………………………………………………………………… v
Acknowledgements………………………………………………………… vi
List of Cases……………………………………………………………… . vii
List of Statutes……………………………………………………………… ix
Abbreviations………………………………………………………………… x
Table of Contents……………………………………………………………… xi
Abstract… xiv
CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1,1 Background to the Study………………………………………………… 1
Statement of the problem………………………………………………… 4
Aim and Objectives of the research……………………………………… 6
Justification of the research… 6
Research Methodology of the research…………………………………… 7
1.6 Scope of the Research……………………………………………………. 7
1.7 Literature Review………………………………………………………….. 8
1.8 Organisational Layout…………………………………………………… 17
CHAPTER TWO: HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONCEPTUAL DISCOURSE ON TRADE DISPUTES IN NIGERIA
2.1 Introduction………………………………………………………………. 19
2.2 Meaning of Trade Dispute………………………………………………. 19
Parties to a Trade Dispute……………………………………………… 22
2.3.1 Worker…………………………………………………………………… 23
2.3.2 Employer………………………………………………………………… 25
Subject matter of Trade Dispute…………………………………………. 26
2.4.1 Employment or Non-employment……………………………………… 26
2.4.2 Terms of Employment………………………………………………….. 27
2.4.3 Condition of Work 29
2.5 Historical Origin of Trade Dispute in Nigeria…………………………… 29
CHAPTER THREE: FORMS AND CAUSES OF LABOUR DISPUTE
3.1 Introduction……………………………………………………………..… 35
3.1.1 Strike and Lockout…………………………………………………….. 36
3.1.1.2 Restriction to the Right to Strike and Lockout in Nigeria…………… 40
3.1.2 Pickets………………………………………………………………… 47
3.2 Causes and Effects of Trade Disputes in Nigeria…………………….… 51
CHAPTER FOUR: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN NIGERIA: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES.
4.1 Introduction………………………………………………………………. 57
4.2 Collective Bargaining…………………………………………………… 57
Conditions for Collective Bargaining ………………………………… 60
The Legal Status of Collective Agreement …………………………… 65
Status of Collective Agreement under the Statutes in Nigeria …………. 68
National Industrial Court……………………………………………….. 70
Resolution of Trade Dispute by the National Industrial Court (NIC).. 73
Establishment of an ADR Centre at the National Industrial Court… 75
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
5.1 Summary……………………………………………………………… 80
5.2 Findings……………………………………………………………… 80
5.3 Recommendations…………………………………………………… 82
Bibliography …………………………………………………………. 84

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