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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'I want to get work as a day labourer,' he answered.
"Nobody at home," laughed Harris Topping, day labourer, husband of Annie Tarwater, and father of her nine children.
Vijeesha had worked as a home nurse and as a sales girl in various shops, while Praveen worked as a day labourer. Praveen's mother Mary said she had suspected Vijeesha was pregnant but she had repeatedly denied it.
(TAP) - "Seven workshops on shipping and air transport services, the transport of day labourers and kindergartens were organised Friday by the Ministry of Transport on the closing day of the national dialogue on transport.
However, as estimated three to five million Romanians work and live abroad, the World Bank has said, up to a quarter of the state's population, taking role ranging from day labourers to doctors.
A local Poipet union has called off a protest against what they characterised as overly expensive border passes used by day labourers entering Thailand after provincial officials introduced a new, cheaper permit.
The recent survey of 361 Latino day labourers conducted by University of Illinois at Chicago, done in conjunction with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and Fe y Justicia Worker Center and funded by the Ford Foundation, paints a startling picture of the inequities plaguing Houston's clean up.
Author Marc Doussard defines degraded work as the "combination of low wages, poor working conditions, and frequent employer violations of labor taws." This condition provides a fulcrum for his examination of market forces in two Chicago industries: day labourers performing construction work and employees at mid-sized grocery stores.
"Those considered illegal range from overstaying visitors and pilgrims who seek jobs, to shop assistants and day labourers working for someone other than their official sponsor, a requirement in Saudi Arabia as in most other Gulf states." Migrants from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and other nations have taken advantage of a brief amnesty period and left the country and the result has been doubling of the labor cost.
Another car bomb exploded near a gathering of day labourers in the Allawi area, near the fortified Green Zone where government offices are located.