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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Furthermore, the same hotels allocated their direct and indirect labour costs and some direct operating expenses like china, glassware, silver and linen using a variety of allocation methods.
Many of the cuts affected BT's indirect labour force such as agency workers, contractors and offshore staff.
The cuts will mainly affect BT's indirect labour force such as agency workers, contractors and offshore staff, including those based in India.
The cuts, part of an on-going efficiency programme, will mainly affect BT's indirect labour force including agency workers, contractors and offshore staff.
The cuts are part of an ongoing efficiency programme and will mainly hit BT's indirect labour force.
The factory was like a little village, very self-sufficient with its own indirect labour -plumbers, electricians, carpenters and fabricators.
This would require re-establishing competitive labour cost structures by reducing indirect labour costs, easing excessive labour market regulation and developing more entrepreneurial and innovative work patterns.And last but not least, UNICE is appealing to the Summiteers to link education and training policies to employment.
Direct and indirect labour typically make up the second largest component (after transport/logistics) of the delivered cost of coal, in Poland accounting for roughly 17-25% of the total.
The rate of inflation could rise to 2 1/2 per cent in the first half of 1996, reflecting the VAT rate increase, but might fall back in the second half due to the reduction in indirect labour costs.
One caveat that surfaced several times, however, was that indirect labour can quickly become prohibitive if not managed very carefully.
Both direct as well as indirect labour was decreased while shifting from manual harvesting to mechanical harvesting.
For example, on page 9 the report laments the shift from "direct to indirect labour" and from "indirect to direct labour"; on pages 28-30, it complains that some jobs have become too enriched and others have become too repetitive.

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