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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Occupations
homeworkerhome‧work‧er /ˈhəʊmˌwɜːkə $ ˈhoʊmˌwɜːrkər/ noun [countable]  BOWORKERsomeone who does their job in their hometeleworkerhomeworking noun [uncountable]
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homeworkerShe was in fact not only a housewife but a homeworker, sewing blouses at 35p a piece.For example homeworkers in the East Midlands were paid 3.5 pence for straightening before packing a dozen tights.How far homeworkers share similar conditions and perceptions of their situation can therefore be fully investigated.In fact few homeworkers enjoy employee status.The benefits of increased efficiency have to be shared properly and the invisibility and marginality of homeworkers has to go.The 1911 National Insurance Act undoubtedly reduced the number of homeworkers still further.Here the homeworkers poorly paid job dovetails neatly into the work for which she is not paid at all.She was especially concerned with the plight of women homeworkers.
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