Rights of Migrant Workers Argumentative Essay

Rights of Migrant Workers
A persuasive discussion on the abuse of migrant workers.
# 154101 | 2,514 words | 8 sources | 2014 | CA


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What is clear is that these migrants are treated as outcasts in society. They are racially discriminated against, and are treated as nothing more than second-class citizens. This abuse starts from the very beginning of the migration process. Even before reaching their destination, such migrants encounter situations of high vulnerability, as significant numbers of them lose their lives while migrating. Once in the host state, they are prone to accept precarious living and working conditions that favour discrimination and exploitation. They constitute a reserve of flexible and cheap labour and their status makes it difficult for them to have minimum work standards respected.

From the Paper:

"In the last century, there has been a dramatic increase in people leaving their homelands in search for work. This mobility of labour has been the base for economic development in many countries and societies, which helps both the host country and the source country. These people, referred to as migrant workers, are often viewed as labourers and economic entities, rather than social entities. Because of this, their rights are often restricted, both legally and politically, and their human rights are not always guaranteed. In this paper the groundwork will be laid by first briefly describing migrant workers and why they migrate to different countries for work, then I will describe the issues they face and how their basic human rights are not always guaranteed, focusing in particular in a Canadian context, and lastly explain how the only way this problem will end is by working with activists on this manner and pressuring governments for policy changes.
"With the growing pace of globalization, migrant workers have increased dramatically, and thus the role of migrant workers for the global economy has become very vital. It was estimated in 2010, by the International Labour Organization, that there are over 105 million migrant workers worldwide, with this number only expecting to increase. With the increase of poverty in poorer and developing countries, families are being forced to find work elsewhere, while developed countries are in high demand for unskilled labour. In many cases, this results in full families changing their whole lives and moving to another country, which helps contribute to the host countries economy, and the remittance they send back to their source country also helps boost the source countries economy. Thus, because of their dire need for work to help themselves, their families, and others, migrant workers are put in a vulnerable and exploitative position. They must accept whichever little social protection, and take any abuse that comes with it, or risk being deported. "The abuse of basic rights and human dignity suffered by migrants has become a global issue. Violence against migrants is too common an occurrence. The expression of xenophobic and racist sentiments against migrants, refugees and displaced persons has entered mainstream political and public discourse." What is clear is that these migrants are treated as outcasts in society. They are racially discriminated against, and are treated as nothing more than second-class citizens."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Pecoud, Antoine. "The UN Convention on Migrant Workers' Rights and International Migration Management." Global Society23.3 (2009): 333-350.
  • Nakache, Delphine , and Paula J. Kinoshita. "The Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program." IRPP Study 5 (2010): 1-49.
  • Justice Laws Website. ``Immigration and Refugee Protection Act'' http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-2.5/page1.html#h-3
  • Pecoud, Antoine. "The UN Convention on Migrant Workers' Rights and International Migration Management." Global Society23.3 (2009): 333-350.
  • ibid.

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