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labour

the human input to work activity. See JOB, CAPITAL.

labour

the contribution to productive activity made by the workforce both by hand (for example, the assembly of a car) and mentally (for example, devising a stock-control system). Labour is one of the three main FACTORS OF PRODUCTION, the others being NATURAL RESOURCES and CAPITAL. See alsoECONOMIC GROWTH, HUMAN CAPITAL.
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At first the contest is carried on by individual labourers, then by the workpeople of a factory, then by the operatives of one trade, in one locality, against the individual bourgeois who directly exploits them.
At this stage the labourers still form an incoherent mass scattered over the whole country, and broken up by their mutual competition.
The advance of industry, whose involuntary promoter is the bourgeoisie, replaces the isolation of the labourers, due to competition, by their revolutionary combination, due to association.
PESHAWAR -- A labourer was injured after the traffic police personnel allegedlyopened fire during a scuffle with traders over wrong parking in Hashtnagri area here on Thursday.
The speakers also noted that by December 2016, approximately 1,580 families and 8,984 individuals were living in eight ex-bonded labourer camps which were without health, education or other basic services and facilities.
The injured labourer was admitted to a local hospital where his condition was said to be critical.
Five of them were trapped inside the debris," Md Farrukh, a labourer, said.
Child labourer population was calculated based on census 2001 data and prevalence of child labourer in India.
Around four-five labourers were working on the ground floor," said Vijay Kumar, a labourer.
A labourer was killed on Monday when his arm was chopped off by a rock crusher.
This is one of the many engagement and development programmes for labourers under its flagship, Adopt a Labourer project.
Dubai A Pakistani labourer has been charged with kidnapping and attempted rape of an eight-year-old child who was waiting for his father to pick him from a mosque.