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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In the fall of 1982, the owner and general contractor engaged in a joint effort to push the subcontractors to meet the January 1983 completion date by overmanning and acceleration.
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Poor management, overmanning and outdated models meant that other countries had easy access to our markets.
'But this is not primarily about wages, it is much more about overmanning, productivity, and highly restrictive practices reminiscent of 1970s British industry,' Ansa said in a statement.