Employee Intention to Join a Union in Private University
Suguna Sinniah1, Ramesh Kumar Moona Haji Mohamed2, Syed Shah Alam3, Ravindran Nadarajan4, Siti Fazilah Abdul Shukor5, Che Natheera Banu Syed Abdul Aziz6
1Suguna Sinniah, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, SEGi University, Kota Damansara, Malaysia.
2Ramesh Kumar Moona Haji Mohamed, Faculty of Business and Finance, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh, Malaysia.
3Syed Shah Alam, Faculty of Business, Finance and Hospitality, MAHSA University Malaysia. Selangor, Malaysia.
4Ravindran Nadarajan, Faculty of Business and Finance, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh, Malaysia.
5Siti Fazilah Abdul Shukor,Faculty of Business and Finance, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh, Malaysia.
6Che Natheera Banu Syed Abdul Aziz, Faculty of Business and Finance, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 28 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 November 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 November 2019 | PP: 962-972 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10780986S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F1078.0986S319
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Abstract: Trade unions are bodies that are not bound by any other organization and being free from the influence of employers makes them very powerful. Trade unions are also relationships between employers and their employees. Since the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis to now, there has been a decline in union membership of more than half a million. However, in this research, we found that unfair labour practices take the form of organization politics. Our main motive in this study was to identify the relationship between human resources practices and employee intention to join unions in the Malaysian education sector. We chose a particular university in Malaysia whose name is kept private and confidential. The study sample size was 120, which is sufficient for partial least squares structural equation modelling analysis. The study results reveal that the work environment, rewards, and compensation significantly influence employee intention to join a union. However, even if the employees intend to join the union, organizational politics moderate their decision to do so, and may prevent them from joining the union. The limitations of this study and suggested future research are also discussed.
Keywords: Career Development, Trade Union, Intention to Join Union.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences