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direct labour

n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) work that is an essential part of a production process or the provision of a service. Compare indirect labour
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) Brit workers who are part of an employer's own labour force rather than hired through a contractor, such as building workers employed by a local authority
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direct labour

nmanodopera diretta
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