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Title:Wage/Salary Administration: A Sour-Point in Labour-Management Relations in Nigeria
Author:Maduabum, Chuks P.
Periodical:African Administrative Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:labour relations
Labor and Employment
Economics and Trade
Abstract:The administration of wages and salaries has consistently been a bone of contention in industrial relations in Nigeria, leading to the breakdown of labour-management relations and strike actions. Various commissions have been set up to review salaries and wages. However, as a result of perceived inadequacies in the commission reports, proposed reforms have been accompanied by disputes and strikes. The author presents summary data on twenty organizations, both in the private and the public sector, where wage and salary issues have caused problems and led to industrial disputes, strikes and lockouts. He attributes the frequency of industrial action for wage and salary increases to the hyperinflationary trends in the Nigerian economy, which have accentuated the employers' inability to meet the financial aspirations of employees. In conclusion, the author proposes a number of measures aimed at curtailing or at least minimizing incidents of strike action arising principally from wage and salary administration. Ref., sum.