Economic and Social I — Labour ECOSOC 1
GROUP: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL
Topic A: Ensuring universal labour rights in the growing proliferation of the concept of the gig-economy, and combatting the abuse of contractors by MNCs.
Topic B: Tackling the phenomenon of forced refugees, especially considering the current labour situation in the UAE.
Ensuring universal labour rights in the growing proliferation of the concept of the gig-economy, and combatting the abuse of contractors by MNCs.
Tackling the phenomenon of forced refugees, especially considering the current labour situation in the UAE.
In the burgeoning gig economy, the need to ensure universal labor rights is increasingly critical. Gig workers often face precarious working conditions without the benefits and protections traditionally afforded to regular employees. This situation is further complicated by multinational corporations (MNCs) that may exploit the gig economy model to circumvent labor laws and standards. The challenge lies in creating and enforcing regulations that provide gig workers with fair wages, job security, and essential benefits while also holding MNCs accountable for potential abuses. This requires a reevaluation of labor laws to reflect the changing dynamics of the workforce and ensure equitable treatment for all workers, irrespective of their employment status.
The issue of forced refugees, particularly in the context of the UAE's labor market, presents a complex humanitarian and ethical challenge. Many refugees, driven from their homes by conflict or persecution, find themselves in the UAE, which has a significant migrant workforce. These individuals often work under strenuous conditions, facing exploitation and a lack of basic labor rights. The situation necessitates a multifaceted response that not only addresses the immediate needs of these refugees but also tackles the systemic issues within the labor market. This includes enforcing labor laws, ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions, and providing legal and social support to help integrate refugees into the host society.
Alexandru Somoiag (he/him)
Grigore Lazarescu (he/him)