General Assembly Resolution # 560
Convention On Guest Workers
A resolution to enact uniform standards that protect workers, consumers, and the general public.
Area of Effect: Labour Rights
Proposed by: Hulldom
The World Assembly,
Noticing that individuals regularly seek work outside of their home nation for one reason or another,
Recognizing that this august body has not yet imposed a comprehensive set of regulations which their employers and member states must follow,
Defines guest worker as an employee who temporarily works in a country other than that of the nation in which that person is a citizen.
Requires that employers in World Assembly member states pay guest workers the same wages as their domestic counterparts for the same responsibilities, performance, and title.
Further mandates that employers in World Assembly member states not discriminate against domestic workers or guest workers in hiring or retention practices due to their status as such.
Requires that employers in member states assist in the provision of a minimum standard of living providing basic necessities for newly arrived guest workers.
Instructs employers and member states to make provision for guest workers to receive social services and healthcare while fulfilling the terms of their contract and that guest workers make the mandatory number of contributions into social services or healthcare services required by the member state they work in for them and, if applicable, their dependents to be able to access aforementioned services.
Orders employers or World Assembly member states to not enforce immigration provisions on guest workers, provided they continue to fulfill the terms of their contract.
Decrees that member nations may not cancel an employees visa and employers may not terminate a guest workers contract, in the event that the guest worker is involved in legal action undertaken in the state in which they work and the legal action to be undertaken is to take place after the expiry of a guest workers work permit.
If the legal action involving the guest worker is of a civil nature, the member nation must either provide for the guest worker to stay in their host nation until the civil action or the guest worker may leave the member nation on the condition that the member state respect to their right to reenter their jurisdiction for the purpose of participating in said aforementioned civil action.
If the legal action involving the guest worker is of a criminal nature, the state may enforce any provisions it sees fit regarding the detaining or remand of criminal defendants.
Directs member states make provision for the ability of guest workers to report violations of their rights similar to provisions extant in World Assembly law and further requires that member states or employers not retaliate, either in withholding wages, documentation such as a work permit, or agreed upon goods or services as a result of a report by a guest worker that their employer has violated their rights.
Declares that nothing in this resolution requires a member state to operate a guest worker program or constitutes a right to migrate for work.