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Author Oyelere, Michael A
Title The impact of political action on labour movement strength [electronic resource] : Trade Union revitalisation in Africa / Michael A. Oyelere
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 232 p. : 12 figures, 9
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Epublication based on: 9781137341211, 2013
PART I: AN OVERVIEW 1. An Introduction 2. Industrial Relations Development: Perspectives from Advanced Economies 3. Contemporary Theories and Union Actions PART II: THE NIGERIA'S CONTEXT AND CASE STUDY ORGANISATIONS 4. Political Developments and the Labour Movement 5. Case Study Organisations PART III: POLITICS AND TRADE UNIONS 6. Political changes and Trade Unions 7. Economic Factors affecting Trade Unions 8. Unions Socio-Political and Economic Actions PART IV: THE STATE AND PREDICAMENTS OF LABOUR MOVEMENT 9. State of labour movement in Nigeria 10. Future of Industrial Relations in Emerging Economies
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In light of the decline of trade union membership and the role TU are expected to play in industrial relations, this book explores the consequences of government action and the economic policies on TU membership, investigating the forms of political action undertaken by TU and reviewing the conditions under which these actions succeed or fail. Trade unions have experienced considerable global decline since the late 1970s. Although union influence remains significant in most nations, many unions have witnessed a fall in membership, on which this influence ultimately depends. Past attempts at turning the fortunes of unions around in the face of 'globalisation' and national predicaments have been the concern of union leaderships. In the case of Nigeria, such events are economic circumstances, the use of legal instrumentality such as decrees and edicts, and lack of democratic environment due to constant military intervention in Nigeria's political system. In light of the current global developments, especially in relation to density decline of trade union membership and the role trade unions are expected to play in industrial relations, The Impact of Political Action on Labour Movement Strength explores the consequences of government action and the economic and political policies on union membership and clout. This book investigates the forms of political action undertaken by trade unions and reviews the conditions under which these actions succeed or fail, whilst exploring how trade unions balance this function in relation to their main aim of collective bargaining
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Michael Oyelere is a lecturer in the Business and Management Faculty at Regent's University London, UK. Previously, he was Doctoral Research Student at Middlesex University Business School, UK, during which he taught HRM and OB modules at different levels. He has also taught on the MA and MBA programmes at the University of East London, UK
Subject Labor policy -- Africa
Labor unions -- Political activity -- Africa
Business & management. bicssc
Industry. ukslc
Labour economics. bicssc
Political activism. bicssc
Trade unions. bicssc
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