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Hourly direct pay includes all payments made directly to the worker, before any deductions for workers’ contributions to social security and pension schemes, life and health insurance premiums, union dues and other obligations, income-tax liabilities, and so on.

This definition is the equivalent of the ILO concept of “gross earnings”, which consists of:

(a) pay for time worked, including basic time and piece rates, overtime premiums, shift differentials, other premiums and bonuses paid regularly each pay period, and cost-of-living adjustments, and

(b) other direct pay, such as pay for time not worked (vacations, holidays and other paid leave for personal or family reasons, civic duties, and so on, except sick leave), seasonal or irregular bonuses and other special payments, selected social allowances and the cost of payments in kind.

Source Publication:
[Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM): 2001-2002, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, 2002, page 608.

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics

Created on Friday, August 9, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, March 5, 2003