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Trade Union Membership and Employee Compensation Among Nurses in Nakuru Level Five Hospital, Kenya


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Trade unions represent the employees' interest to the employers. The right to form and join a trade union is a fundamental human right. A well-functioning and respected trade union movement is often a good indicator of democracy and standards of human rights. Significant motivations for joining the union are that; it enhances the unity and solidarity of work-force, job security and for securing better working conditions. For this reason, the study investigatedtrade union membership and employee compensation in public health sector in Kenya. A case of nurses working in Nakuru level 5 hospital. More specifically the study investigated the influence of expanded bargaining power, rolein Kenya's public health sector, trade unions play an important role in preventing workplace discrimination and in lowering income disparities on employee remuneration. This study was guided by theories which included; Standard Economic Theory, Industrial Democracy Theory and System Theory. The study employed descriptive survey research design. The study was conducted in Nakuru level 5 hospital in Kenya. The target population for the study were all the unionisable nurses currently working in the hospital. There are 339 nurses working in the hospital. As such the study specifically targeted the 339 nurses in Nakuru Level five hospital in Kenya. The study adopted simple random sampling to pick the 136 nurses from the 339 nurses to be the study‟s respondents. The researcher employed the use of a structured questionnaire to collect data from the respondents. The instrument was pilot tested where Cronbach alpha coefficient was used to test reliability of the instrument. Data collected was coded and analyzedusing descriptive statistics (frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (correlations and multiple regression) using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and presented using tables. From the findings, expanded bargaining, role of trade unions in eliminating workplace discrimination and role of trade unions in reducing income inequality had a significant influence on employee compensation in public health sector in Kenya. Regression analysis demonstrated that the independent variables taken together could significantly account for 63.6% of the total variation in employee compensation. The study recommended that such study results should be routinely obtained for use in management decision making regarding resource allocation. In conclusion, the study recommended that the research be replicated in other counties in Kenya to examine other factors accounting for the remaining variance of 36.4% so as to enable generalization of these findings.

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