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direct labor

[də′rekt ′lā·bər]
(industrial engineering)
The labor or effort actually producing goods or services.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the direct labour system, the client engages tradesmen directly to execute projects by either using in-house personnel to design and construct or directly employ operatives to construct [14].
It was relatively easy to relate most labour cost directly to units of production and direct labour was an adequate basis for attributing general overheads--people create cost because they need supervision, light, etc.
The largest employer of building trade apprentices in the city at that time were the various direct labour departments of the city council.
Coun Nigel Howells, finance spokesman for the opposition Lib Dems, said: ``There is a need to look at financial controls in some of the direct labour units because there is such a difference in performance.
Thousands of Birmingham council tenants were promised a better repairs service yesterday as the city handed over its failed pounds 75 million-a-year direct labour organisation to private enterprise.
The MSPs claim the tendering process for the four major trunk road contracts was biased in favour of private firms rather than council Direct Labour Organisations and could put 3,500 jobs under threat.
As well as Denmark, two other Member States have direct labour costs amounting to more than 80% of total costs: Luxembourg and Ireland.
North Lanarkshire Council lost [pound]4.7 million of council tax payers' money through incompetence and mismanagement at their Direct Labour Organisation.
Specifically, standard cost systems are most applicable when direct costs, specifically direct labour costs, represent a large per cent of total manufacturing costs[6].
'Thank God that FERMA has commenced direct Labour work along Yenagoa-Imiringi-Oloibiri road in our area; I urge them to do the needful in ensuring that the road is fixed well,' he said.