Trade Unionism and Performance of Public Tertiary Institutions in Edo State, Nigeria
Trade union activities have disturbingly been on the increase in Nigeria recently which has various impacts on worker’s commitment, morale, turnover, motivation. On the side of the organizations, trade union activities tend to lead to reduction in profit, revenues, productivity and programme duration. The challenge it poses to Human Resource Management is another area of concern. Hence, this study investigated the influence of Trade union activities on corporate performance of government tertiary institutions in Edo State. The study was guided by two specific objectives. The first is to determine the extent of strike on revenue generation in the organization, second is to determine the relationship between work stoppage and graduated students within programme duration of students in the selected institutions. The study was anchored on Evolution Theory enunciated by Sydney and Web. The study adopted Survey Research Design and a structured questionnaire was used in the collection of data from primary sources. Regression was used in testing the hypotheses with the use of SPSS version 22. The results showed that strike has negative effect on revenue generation and the number of graduated students within programme duration of students in the selected institutions. Thestudy recommended that management should be proactive in taking decision that will reduce strike, and that government as proprietor should always provide the needed fund to support education.
Keywords - Unionism, Strike, Revenue, Programme Duration