CASUALISATION AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS: AN OVERVIEW OF NATIONAL UNION OF FOOD, BEVERAGE AND TOBACCO EMPLOYEES IN NIGERIA
Casualisation and Employment Relations: An Overview of National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees in Nigeria
SHADARE, Oluseyi A.: Department of Employment Relations & Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Lagos, Nigeria
NGWAMA, Justice C.: N.: Department of Administration and Management (Industrial Relations and Personnel Management), Crawford University, Igbesa Ogun State, Nigeria. e-mail: email@example.com
The consequence of globalisation no doubt has a deteriorating effect on the social, economic and political relationship of Labour and Management through gradual reduction of workforce to casual, contract and other forms of atypical employment. These also have dramatic impact on the employees’ relationship as both the labour and management tend to assert/dominate each other in this vital relationship. This study examined the relationship between the casualisation and employment relationship in National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees in Nigeria. This study used a theoretical based approach and secondary source of data for analysis. The finding of the study showed that casualisation, which was originally restricted to factory workers and those in construction firms, has now permeated into every sector even in governments’ strategic parasatals. This `drift appeared to be one of the root causes of trade unions low density in many places and consequently disempowering and weakening the bargaining position of the unions in the employment relationship with the other actors. The study therefore concluded that casualisation is detrimental to employment relations and deters mutual consultations between the labour union and employers in determining fair employment relationships. The study recommended that government should intervene to cushion the impact of globalisation on the real sector of economy and grant incentive to organisations having large pool of workforce among others.
Keywords: Casualisation, Employment-Relations, Globalisation, Labour-Management, Workforce