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Performance of Trade Unions in Alleviating Employees’ Disputes in Tanzania: A case of Tanzania Teachers Union in Mpwapwa District

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Show simple item record Butiye, Juma N. 2019-06-20T08:50:43Z 2019-06-20T08:50:43Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation APA en_US
dc.description A Dissertation submitted to the School of Public Administration and Management in partial/Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSc HRM) of Mzumbe University en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to assess the performance of trade unions in alleviating the employees‟ disputes in Tanzania. Three specific objectives guided the study, namely to examine the teachers‟ perceptions on Tanzania Teachers Union, to determine the performance of Tanzania Teachers Union in meeting its member‟s needs and to identify the challenges facing members of the Tanzania Teachers Union. The study was conducted in Mpwapwa District Council and employed the mixed approach, qualitative approach being dominant, complemented by quantitative techniques. The data collection methods were in-depth interviews, documentary reviews, and focus group discussions. Qualitative data were analysed using qualitative content analysis and explanation building techniques. The quantitative data were analysed using percentages. The findings show that the majority revealed were not aware of the duties, obligations and responsibilities of TTU while few respondents were aware of the TTU duties. Also findings show that majority of teachers had a negative view towards the duties, obligations and responsibilities of TTU. Few respondents were impartial in perception in the sense that all they see is that TTU is still performing, while other respondents had positive perception towards the performance of the union. The challenges facing the union were: lack of autonomy mentioned as the major challenge facing the union; lack of Government support; as well as poor unclear polices guiding the union and inadequate funds which were ranked last by being mentioned by few respondents. To enhance a sustainability of the union the researcher recommends that there should be a regular provision of training and awareness among Trade Union Members so as to create a deeper understanding of their roles, responsibilities and rights in representing their needs and concerns to the respective bodies. Moreover, the researcher recommends that the trade union should be empowered with the enforcement mechanisms for them to negotiate freely without fear of harm from either of the parties. The union should be provided with autonomous of influencing decisions on behalf of the represented population. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Individual en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mzumbe University en_US
dc.subject Trade Unions, Employees’ Disputes en_US
dc.title Performance of Trade Unions in Alleviating Employees’ Disputes in Tanzania: A case of Tanzania Teachers Union in Mpwapwa District en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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