Unfair labour practice in an institution of higher learning
Dimpe, Phomolo Sylvia
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This dissertation serves to investigate the existence of unfair labour practices (ULPs) in one institution of higher learning called X University, for reasons of confidentiality. The problem of this research is that there is existence of unfair labour practice in the X University. The above problem gave rise to different sub-problems and the research hypothesis. Literature review of this study surveyed different theories of labour relations. The theories reviewed include issues such as fair and unfair discrimination, the Labour Relations Act, discipline, Occupational Health and Safety and the role of the Labour Unions. Research methodology of this dissertation is quantitative. Qualitative methods used was not dominant. There was a use of percentages and frequencies for computing data. Data collection was in the form of questionnaires administered to 100 subjects. Preferred way of dealing with the subjects was through purposive sampling. The sample of this research is 100. It is through data that research subjects indicated that there is prevalence of ULPs in the X University. Sensitivity is exercised here, not to attribute the research findings to other organisations. The campus chosen has its own realities. This dissertation based its recommendations on the findings. The study mainly recommended that ULPs could be minimised by adopting policy relating to labour practices of the university.