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Title: Nonstandard work arrangements and international labour standards in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria
Author: Danesi, Rosemary Adishetu
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2013
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In the past few decades, there have been significant changes caused by globalisation and information technology as regards the nature of work in both developed and developing market economies. The adoption of non-standard work arrangements (NSWAs) has been one such change. This thesis explores the nature and growth of NSWAs in Nigeria and their precarious nature. The problems associated with NSWAs have become topical issues in Nigeria because they are fast replacing the standard traditional employment system. The main question therefore to be answered in this thesis is whether or not Nigerian labour law provides a legal framework for the protection of workers in NSWAs. The author explores the incidence of NSWAs in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria by adopting the interview method to elicit first-hand information from employers and workers as represented by their unions. This thesis also examines, from the perspective of international labour standards, the adequacy of labour laws regulating non-standard work arrangements in Nigeria for ensuring the protection of the rights of non-standard workers in the work place, particularly in the areas of equality, wrongful dismissal, and freedom of association. A comparative study of the legal status of non-standard work arrangements is undertaken not only to provide an exact picture of the actual legal solutions which have been adopted in other jurisdictions to regulate the phenomenon, but also to identify the common trends such as the divergences which characterise these legal structures. The examination of the legal solutions adopted by these different jurisdictions brought to the fore the inadequacy and, in some instances, total lack of statutory protection for workers in non-standard work arrangements in Nigeria. This study, therefore, aims at preparing the ground for possible policy decisions and legislations for regulation of non-standard work arrangements and protection of non-standard workers in Nigeria.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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