day labourer


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day labourer

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) an unskilled worker hired and paid by the day
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Noun1.day labourer - a laborer who works by the day; for daily wages
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
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A dispute between the Electricity of Lebanon (EDL) and its day labourers demanding their tenure led to the company to warn that the entire country could be blacked out.
He blew himself up among a group of day labourers," said Captain Bashar Mohammed, the chief of a police station in Fallujah.
Suspected insurgents set off two bombs in a main square of central Baghdad where scores of Iraqis were waiting for jobs as day labourers yesterday, killing at least 71 people and wounding 151, police said.
30am local time near a food stand in Sadr City where men gather to wait for jobs as day labourers, police Maj Hashim al-Yaser said.
Much maligned as the lowest form of industrial worker, day labourers gained significant power, especially during the last eighteen months of the war when the chronic shortage of skilled workers created intense demand for their services.