ITUC Policy Brief: a new social contract for migrant workers

Decent Work deficits, xenophobia, racism and discrimination, conflicts, insufficient mitigation and adaptation to Climate Change mean many people have no choice but to accept substandard employment or undignified working conditions.

A New Social Contract is more urgent than ever to create more inclusive societies and economies, where migrants and their families can work and live with dignity. Workers call for a rights-based governance of migration that is designed, implemented and monitored through social dialogue and with international labour standards – such as freedom of association and collective bargaining rights – at the forefront.