featherbed

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الإنجليزية - الإنجليزية
To treat someone with excessive indulgence; to pamper, cosset or mollycoddle
A mattress stuffed with feathers
{f} spoil, indulge; compel an employer to hire more workers than are needed
{i} soft mattress filled with feathers
hire more workers than are necessary
featherbedding
Present participle of featherbed
featherbedding
The employment of more workers than is necessary because of union rules, especially upon the introduction of new technology
featherbedding
the practice (usually by a labor union) of requiring an employer to hire more workers than are required
featherbedding
The labor union practice in a hampered market economy of forcing employers (1) to employ more persons than necessary for the efficient performance of a task, or (2) to pay persons for work they have not performed
featherbedding
Labour union practices that require the employer to pay for the performance of unnecessary work or to employ workers who are not needed. Featherbedding provisions in labour contracts may result from the continuation of work rules that were once efficient but that have become obsolete. A union may insist on the continuation of such work rules to protect the job security of its members. See also collective bargaining
featherbedding
{i} spoiling, indulgence; act of compelling an employer to hire more workers than are needed
featherbed
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