Nwanne, T.F.I (2018) LABOUR UNREST AND INDUSTRIAL PEACE. In: 8th Annual Youth Peace Conference, 8 October 2018, Godfrey Okoye University.

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Labour unrest is so closely related to loss of peace because Fayol (1951) argues that unrest (conflict) is central to life, because life without conflict is no life. Therefore labour unrest is not abnormal in any organization (private or public). In the public sector, for instance, workers are always disenchanted with the Government over its handling of workers welfare and the general penury facing the nation. Michael (1997) views labour unrest as a situation when the economic depression in the country is exposing workers to a high level of economic hardship. He further contends that public sector workers especially, have been faced with economic realities and may have seen unrest as a way of breaking loose from the shackles of economic deprivation. Ratna (2002) expressing his view on labour unrest in Nigeria states that some Government policies that are unfavourable to the workers tend to generate strike action and protest leading to labour unrest. Therefore, it’s important to understand that when Government formulates policies not favourable to labour unions, they adopt some strategies or dimensions leading to labour unrest in the country: (a) Labour Unions threaten the Government by issuing ultimatum within which its demand will be met. Failure of the Government to oblige them may elicit strike or demonstration thereby leading to labour unrest. (b) Propaganda through the use of mass media and handbills is another dimension of labour unrest; here workers all over the federation are notified of the latest development. (c) The use of protests, strikes and demonstrations is another dimension of labour unrest which could be peaceful or violent.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2019 12:39
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 12:39

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