PRECARIOUS WORK AND TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT IN SELECTED BANKS IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA.
Studies on precarious work in Nigeria had remained low in recent times, this, therefore, calls for more vigorous research. The present paper investigates precarious work and temporary employment in selected banks in Lagos State, Nigeria. The research questions raised for the study were: i. to determine whether there is any significant relationship between precarious work and temporary workers’ condition of service in the Nigerian banking industry. ii. to ascertain whether job insecurity in the Nigerian commercial bank is one of the worst forms of precarious work. The study used a survey method. Pearson’s product-moment correlation used to test the hypotheses showed that there was a significant relationship between precarious work and poor working conditions. Similarly, it also established a significant relationship between job insecurity and precarious work in the banks surveyed. The main finding of the study revealed that poor condition of service and job insecurity is a direct function of precarious work activities in most of the banks investigated. The study, however, recommended that the state of precariousness among the categories of Nigerian workers under temporary employment need to be critically looked into, with the aim of protecting this class of employees from further unfair labour practice meted on them by some Nigerian banks, other private sector enterprise, and government MDAs.