worker


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worker

the beneficiary of much modern legislation, sometimes in capacity as an employee under a contract of employment but also under separate regimes such as the wages legislation. In the law of the EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, the worker is the subject of many legal provisions. See FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS.
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They were all engaged primarily in robbing the worker, but every little while they formed combinations and robbed one another of the accumulated loot.
Seems as if we'd have to chew scrap-wax for these pillars, after all," said a worker.
His fellow workers favoured him with scowls and black looks, and made remarks, slangily witty and which he did not understand, about sucking up to the boss and pace-making and holding her down, when the rains set in.
The worker feeds himself, and a man who feeds himself thinks.
Thus in Eciton, there are working and soldier neuters, with jaws and instincts extraordinarily different: in Cryptocerus, the workers of one caste alone carry a wonderful sort of shield on their heads, the use of which is quite unknown: in the Mexican Myrmecocystus, the workers of one caste never leave the nest; they are fed by the workers of another caste, and they have an enormously developed abdomen which secretes a sort of honey, supplying the place of that excreted by the aphides, or the domestic cattle as they may be called, which our European ants guard or imprison.
That is, the capitalists had striven to placate the workers by interesting them financially in their work.
Now and then the workers are victorious, but only for a time.
It was not so much his presence that deterred her from making the attempt as the number of workers that were always between her and the hills where the flier lay.
He saw the six thousand workers, starved and wan, and the little children, seven and eight years of age, who toiled long shifts for ten cents a day.
He and his comrades were replaced by new workers, whom Conseil and I joined.
Still the prongs continued to click assiduously, for it was not late; and though the air was fresh and keen there was a whisper of spring in it that cheered the workers on.
Three of his most energetic women workers had withdrawn from the Ladies' Aid Society because a tiny spark of gossip had been fanned by wagging tongues into a devouring flame of scandal.