Balanced Employee and Employer Relationship: A Mechanism for Industrial Development in Nigeria

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Bangladesh Sociological Society, University of Dhaka, Ramna, Dhaka.


Social relationship is one of the basic features of human beings. This is so because of the fact that life could not be convenient without living with fellow human beings in the society. However, it is important to note that social relationship has basic processes in which if not balanced could lead to social conflict. This is evident in all human social settings especially the industrial settings; the process of relationship between the employees and employers is usually referred to as employment relationship. Employment relationship is the communication that takes place between the representatives of employees and employers on the issue of work relations. Balanced employment relationship is indispensable to the stability of any industrial organizations; it also facilitates the growth and development of industries in any country. The maintenance of a good human relationship is the main theme of industrial relations because its absence may cause the whole organizational structure to crumble. Years back, efforts exerted by employees, employers and their representatives as well as government to balance employment relations have not yielded much results and most often resulted into various industrial conflicts which have caused lots of setbacks to industrial development in the country. It is against this background that attempt is made in this paper to examine the role of balanced employee and employer relationship in the development of industries in Nigeria.



Employee, Employer, Employment Relationship, Industrial Development.


Sulaimon, M. O., Muhammed, A. Y., Raji, A., Omede, A. J. & Sulaiman, L. A. (2016): Balanced Employee and Employer Relationship: A Mechanism for Industrial Development in Nigeria. Bangladesh E-Journal of Sociology. 13(2); 89-101. Available online at