IMPACTS OF TRADE UNIONISM AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN PROMOTING JOB SATISFACTION IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM
The paper discussed the impact of trade union and collective bargaining in promoting job satisfaction in Abakaliki Local government area of Ebonyi State. The study become necessary because the absence of job satisfaction have lead to inadequate services delivery in the local government system. This is a quantitative research method with survey design. Structural functionalism theory was adopted as the theoretical framework. Chi-square and simple percentage was used for data analysis. Among the major findings were that government interference impede the realization of the benefits of collective bargaining. And that the leaders of the union place their interest above the union. It is therefore recommended that government should stop interfering in the affairs of the union. And that people of higher integrity should be elected as union leaders.