direct labor

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direct labor

[də′rekt ′lā·bər]
(industrial engineering)
The labor or effort actually producing goods or services.
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Despite this, Councillor O'Neill, the Scottish chairman of the Association of Direct Labour Organisations, will attend this weekend's national conference in Birmingham.
Mr Henderson, of Inverkip, Renfrewshire, who was in charge of direct labour and direct contract services, has taken his unfair dismissal fight to a tribunal.
The head of a council's Direct Labour Organisation was given a huge pay increase AFTER a massive cash crisis was discovered.
Angry workers demonstrated outside a cash- scandal council last night in a bid to stop its Direct Labour Organisation being axed with the loss of 1600 jobs.
Launching his move yesterday, Mr Dewar made no attempt to conceal his rage at the disclosures of financial chaos within the council's direct labour organisation.
All six men worked for the council's Direct Labour Organisation.
Meanwhile, Aberdeen-shire Council has suspended two workers from their direct labour organisation over alleged cash irregularities running into thousands of pounds at Balmedie Quarry.
Des Tierney, who was in charge of East Ayrshire Council's Direct Labour Organisation, was at the centre of an internal inquiry into pounds 3.
The Council retains a stock of approximately 8500 homes and has a direct labour organisation (DLO) to service these homes.
Angry pensioner ONE of the reasons Thatcher also sold the council houses off was so that she could shut down all Direct Labour Organisation work yards.
TABLE 4 COSTINGS FOR THE SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH BATCH ORDERS 2nd 3rd 4th Order (100 units) (100 units) (200 units) Direct material (120 [pounds sterling] 12,000 12,000 24,000 per unit) Direct labour Department A 4,050 3,630 6,479 Department B 43,464 36,536 60,749 Variable overhead (25% of labour) 11,879 10,042 16,807 Total variable cost 71,393 62,208 108,035