Collective Bargaining: An Evaluation of Conflict Management Strategies in the University of Lagos, Nigeria
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This study investigates the use of collective bargaining as an effective instrument for management of conflict in educational institutions. The study setting was the University of Lagos (UNILAG) using the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) and Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), UNILAG Chapter. Stratified random probability sampling method was used to select 120 respondents. Data was collected via the questionnaire, interviews, and literature search. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics; frequencies and simple percentages with the aid of statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 15.0. The study reveals that: effective collective bargaining positively affects productivity; there exists an established procedure for conflict resolution in the universities; and that collective bargaining is a veritable instrument for the management of conflict in the universities. The paper recommended that the University should adopt conflict acceptance strategy and focus on its effective resolution strategies to convert the manifestation of conflict into benefits for the university.
industrial relations , Collective Bargaining
Ekwoaba, J.O, Ideh,D.A and Ojikutu, R.K (2015) Collective Bargaining: An Evaluation of Conflict Management Strategies in the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences (JETEMS) Volume 6(7)