Influence of Labour Policies on Workers’ Discontent: A Focus on the Outsourcing Policy of Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki Nigeria

UDU Ama Aka, OKAFOR Lawrence Chima


This study examines the link between outsourcing policy and workers’ discontents as evidenced from tertiary health institutions in Ebonyi State. It adopted a descriptive survey design approach with the questionnaire as the main instrument of data collection. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences involving principal component analysis was employed in the analysis of data. Some of the findings of the study is that the politics of exclusion of major stakeholders in labour policy formulation is detrimental to the actualizations of the health goals, outsourcing increases psychic costs, lowers employees morale, and results in loss of job satisfaction and that some labour related policies engender workers’ discontents, amongst others, with the implications that performance and productivity in service delivery are negatively affected. Based on the findings and to the extent that the outsourcing policy in Nigeria has not achieved some of their intended goals inadvertently or through their spurious applications, the study recommends amongst others that there should be appropriate guidelines for policy implementation. and that all public policies should be publicized and properly communicated to all those who are to be guided by it.
Key words: Influence of labour policies; Outsourcing policy; Workers’ discontents


Influence of labour policies; Outsourcing policy; Workers’ discontents

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