Collective Bargaining as a Veritable Tool for Resolving Conflicts in Organizations

Owoseni, Omosolape Olakitan


This study investigated the role of collective bargaining in resolving conflicts in organizations with a view to solving the current phenomena of conflicts being experienced in organizations and making them more effective, efficient and conducive for the development of the organization. The purposes of this study also ascertain the relevance of collective bargaining as an alternative approach to conflict resolution among industrial workers in an organization. Participants were selected purposively from the members of the organization. 310 subjects were used for the study which includes 185 males and 125 females, with the mean age of 33.06 and a standard deviation of 7.19. Three hypotheses were tested and the findings of the study revealed that neither the male nor female exhibited more conflict resolution than the other (crit-t= 1.96, Cal.t = 0.39, df=308, P> .05) Besides, the findings of the study also revealed that there was a significant difference between collective bargaining conflict resolution. (Crit-t = 1.96, Cal, t= 24.383, df = 309, P <0.5). Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that collective bargaining should be allowed in all establishments in order to forestall industrial conflict and enhance peace and harmony.

Keywords: collective bargaining, conflict resolution, trade unions, industrial conflict

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