indirect labour


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indirect labour

that part of the labour force in a firm which is not directly concerned with the manufacture of a good or the provision of a service. Indirect-labour cost depends on the amount of remuneration paid to all those factory employees who are not directly engaged in making products but who provide support services, for example supervision and clerical work. The wages of such indirect labour are usually counted as part of production OVERHEADS. See DIRECT LABOUR, FIXED COST, STANDARD COST.

indirect labour

that part of the labour force in a firm that is not directly concerned with the manufacture of a good but that provides support services, e.g. supervision and clerical work. Contrast DIRECT LABOUR.
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