overmanning


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overmanning

the employment of more workers than is strictly required to perform efficiently a particular set of work tasks. This can occur because of an inefficient organization of work by management or through the operation of RESTRICTIVE LABOUR PRACTICES.

overmanning

the employment of more LABOUR than is strictly required to efficiently undertake a particular economic activity. This can arise through bad work organization on the part of management or through trade union-instigated RESTRICTIVE LABOUR PRACTICES.
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For ABB Automation Systems AB the agreement means an opportunity to deal with a certain amount of overmanning within certain sections of the organisation due to low order books.
Some of the overmanning was farcical, the number of trainee drivers that were employed being an example.
Poor management, overmanning and outdated models meant that other countries had easy access to our markets.