Assessment of Labor Relations Practices in Chinese Road Construction Firms Operating in Ethiopia

D.Lalitha Ran Bahran Asrat


This study intended to assess the collective bargaining practices, efforts to build participative management systems, dispute handling mechanisms, and commitments for installing quality of work life/conditions in the Chinese construction firms. Considering the socially sensitive aspects of labor relation practices and the large number of Chinese road construction firms operating in Ethiopia, the study chose to adopt the descriptive survey approach. Moreover, this approach was believed to enable the researcher assess the experiences and views of the workers, who are the most relevant focus of a study that deals with labor relation practices.the findings of study have indicated lots of problems regarding the overall labor relation practices in the Chinese road construction firms some among which are the absence of collective bargaining practices, lack of workers' participation in organizational affairs, and limited roles of the concerned external stakeholders in the labor relation practices of the organizations.

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