Impact of trade union on improving employees working conditions: The case study of COTWU and TUGHE

Ibrahim, Ismail Mbwana (2013) Impact of trade union on improving employees working conditions: The case study of COTWU and TUGHE. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Labour Union are legal organizations that consist of a group workers who have banded together to bargain with employers on behalf of workers. The primary role of labour unions is to fight for better rights, working condition, wages, hours and benefits for workers. The aim objective of this study was to assess the impact of trade Union on improving employees working conditions. This objective was achieved by studying the roles of trade Unions and the problems faced employees in their working areas. Questionnaire, personal interview and examination of existing record was the basic research design used to gather the necessary data. The study was conducted at Tanzania Union of Government and Health Employees (TUGHE) and Communication and Transport Workers Union (COTWU) due to the fact that most head quarters of the trade unions, Organizations and business activities are located in Dar es Salaam. The study population of the organization selected the staff from middle, lower and operation level of management at TUGHE and COTWU and also to different workers from different organizations. The findings indicated that problems facing employees in their working areas are lack of enough salary, Trade unions to side with employers, and lack of formal contract and the roles of trade unions on improving employees working conditions are negotiating collective agreement, representing workers at displinary and grievance, informing and consulting, setting basic labour standards. The overall study concluded that to a certain extent labor union help to improve working conditions of the employees but still has to make a number of efforts to improve its activities including brand development, to adopt their working agenda, to follow the example of Sweden, should be more active in aiding unemployed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 11:56
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:56
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/916

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