Focus on the pronunciation of direct labour
English definition of “direct labour”
noun [U] UK
› (US direct labor) ACCOUNTING the workers who are directly involved in producing goods or supplying services, or the cost of paying those workers: Direct labor costs are rising in the manufacturing sector. Direct labour appears in the accounts as part of the cost of goods sold.
› HR people who work in a company or organization and are employed directly by it, rather than being employed by an agency or another company: The work was carried out by a mixture of direct labour and contract workers.