Beside socio cultural and economic factors, women pieceworkers
are also confronted with few administrative factors.
In future, home-based pieceworkers
will be entitled to a rate for the job equivalent to the full new minimum wage of pounds 4.
Artists should not be pieceworkers
, occasional visitors to their theatres.
Employers will be obliged to issue a statement to employees on the minimum wage, detailing specific arrangements for pieceworkers
This may fit the image of unionism that a corporate-controlled media wants to project, but it omits aspects of workers' lives that are more socially oriented: organizing fundraisers for inner city school hot-lunch programmes, defending workers against harassment by employers, organizing pieceworkers
forced to work long days for less than minimum wage, or campaigning against child labour.
The act only applies to an employer-employee relationship; however, it contains an exceedingly broad definition of the term "employ." According to this definition, virtually all workers - including pieceworkers
, workers hired on a contract-payment basis, homeworkers and members of a cooperative - are all employees.
Homeworkers appear briefly in this history, usually as pieceworkers
in the garment trades, but homework as a phenomenon has escaped analysis.
On the other hand, a large-scale formal sector enterprise may hire pieceworkers
to assemble goods--for example, toys, radio transmitters, or batteries--in their homes.
Young lawyers are often treated and made to feel like pieceworkers
These uprisings which were largely revolts of disgruntled artisans, pieceworkers
in the textile trade and peasants often took the air of millinery or chiliastic movements.
Thus, he classifies the carpenters and painters as labor aristocrats, even though only one-quarter were skilled craftsmen, while three-quarters of these workers were sweated pieceworkers
employed under the subcontracting system.
Annual income tops out at around $25,000, and many of the more financially successful pieceworkers
supplement their journalism incomes with technical, public relations or advertising writing.