Economic crisis

Industrial Conflict and Collective Bargaining: Evidence from North Central Region of Nigeria

By | Case-study, Nigeria


The study analyses the effect of collective bargaining on employees in the wake of economic crises and rising unemployment in Nigeria. It concludes that collective bargaining generally helps to alleviate the situation for all involved, but that proactive bargaining should be done when crises are imminent or just occur, rather than some time after the fact. Another outcome is that training on bargaining techniques and involvement given to workers should be standard and would aid in the developments of the agreement, to reach a more amicable solution.

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Social Dialogue in times of crisis: Finding better solutions

By | Belgium, Brazil, Case-study, Chile, Czech Republic, Ghana, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Niger, Panama, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Social dialogue, South Africa, Sweden, United States

This paper looks at past economic crises to identify lessons that can be learned from industrial relations developments in different regions and varying circumstances. The paper describes the development of social dialogue in the early period of the current crisis in order to inform the reader about the forms and content of crisis-related social dialogue in different parts of the world and to provide national examples. It concludes by suggesting policy options. The paper also contains tables of national and enterprise-level cases documenting the role of social dialogue and industrial relations in addressing the employment impact of the crisis.


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