THE EFFECT OF GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP STRUCTURES ON THE PERFORMANCE OF TRADE UNIONS: A CASE STUDY OF UGANDA NATIONAL TEACHERS' UNION (UNATU), KAMPALA REGION
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The main objective of this study was to examine the effect of governance and leadership structure on the performance of trade unions using a case study of Uganda National Teachers’ Union Kampala region. The study specifically sought to establish the extent to which governance and leadership structures affect the performance of trade unions. A correlation research design was adopted for this study incorporating quantitative methods of data collection and the population of the study was 90 respondents consisting of members and staff of Uganda National Teachers’ Union, Kampala region. Data were analyzed using SPSS data analysis package version 19 which ran descriptive statistics and inferential statistics such as Pearson chi-squares to test hypotheses. The study findings revealed a positive correlation (0.789) between governance structure and UNATU’s performance; positive correlation (0.674) between leadership structure and UNATU’s performance. The study concluded that governance and leadership structures when handled effectively can yield immense positive results hence leading to improved performance of trade unions.