A Comparative Analysis of Trade Disputes Settlement in Nigerian Public and Private Universities

DAHIDA D. PHILIP, Adekeye Joseph Adeshola


Trade dispute has become a common and frequent occurrence phenomenon in both private and public sector organizations world- wide and Nigeria particularly. Other countries of the world especially the western, advanced and well-to do nations have ever since identified with the immediate solution to curbing the industrial unrest. In Nigeria for instance, the public universities have over many years ago been engaging in to various form of strike actions. At this very moment, the public universities are on industrial action, while their private counterpart is carrying on their full academic activities. It is against this background that this study made comparative analytical issues concerning trade dispute settlement in public and private universities in Nigeria. The major findings in the paper revealed that, the objective of trade union is to protect the interests of their members. This include all employment related matters such as wages and salaries etc. We therefore, draw our conclusion and recommended among other things that, a flexible organizational structure should be instituted to improve the relationship between management and staff.

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