Obiageri. M. Iroegbu
International Journal of Engineering, Business And Management(IJEBM), Vol-3,Issue-4, July - August 2019, Pages 84-92 , 10.22161/ijebm.3.4.1
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Collective Bargaining is a key activity of industrial relations for Administration of salaries and allowances in Nigeria public sector. Government, employers and employees or their representative have been identified as active participants in collective bargaining. However, the role of Government has been a contemptuous issue. This study was evaluated using a survey the perspective of employees of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, on importance of collective bargaining and role of Government in salaries and allowances administration in Nigeria public sector. Data collected were analysed using percentiles, regression, chi-square and T-test. The result showed that 57 - 67.31% affirmed the importance of collective bargaining for industrial harmony, salaries, allowances and productivity of workers. Workers were of the view that Government plays a significant (p<0.05) role (p=0.0121) in labour policies and in administration of salaries and allowances in Nigeria public sector. Workers were also of the view (17.34˃) that Government should not play a major role. The dominance of Government was significantly (p<0.05) opposed (tcal 4.321 ˃ tcrit 3.184) by workers on moral and ethical grounds instead of prominence. Government should be an umpire in the spirit of true industrial democracy.