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Chambermaids’ revolt aims to shame Spain’s rogue employers

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This is a great example of how employers twist contracts. Governments stats show unemployment going down, which is true, but workers conditions are being lowered.

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Under most convenios, the women are paid €1,200 (about £1,050) a month for a 40-hour week. Cruz explains that, while the outsourced contracts often appear to offer the same conditions, there is a catch: while the contracts specify a rate per six-hour shift, they also specify how many rooms have to be done in that time, on average between 25 and 30, which is not humanly possible. As a result, the women put in unpaid overtime in order to meet their quota, bringing their hourly rate down to €3 or €4.
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“If the women stick to their hours and don’t meet their room quota, they’re sacked. Most of the contracts are short-term, so they’re simply not renewed and the woman is blacklisted,” Cruz says.
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Spanish airline Iberia to drop pregnancy test demand

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The Spanish airline Iberia has said it will stop requiring female job candidates to take a pregnancy test after it was fined for the practice.
Labour inspectors in the Balearic Islands discovered the airline insisted on the tests, and fined it €25,000 (£22,000; $28,000).
The airline argued it had only been trying to "guarantee that [pregnant women] did not face any risks".
Spanish airline Iberia to drop pregnancy test demand - BBC News
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Spanish after - the - crisis - success story!!
Halal sweets prove to be a hit for Spanish company Wonkandy

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Andrés Pérez and Fátima Pereyra of Seville never lost hope. After the housing bubble burst in 2007 causing Spain’s economy to crash, Pérez was left unemployed. The real estate industry, to which he had dedicated 15 years of his life, had turned its back on him. Pereyra, with a long career in fashion design, saw lagging sales in clothing and wanted a way out of the hardship brought about by the economic crisis. In the midst of the storm, the couple decided to “turn the page and start a new chapter.”
They began looking for a business that would be profitable year round and that could appeal to people of all ages. After months of research, they finally found a way to sweeten their income: fruit candy. In 2010, they founded Wonkandy (“World of natural candies”), which now exports its products to 20 countries around the world and counts on turnover of €1.2 million
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The airline argued it had only been trying to "guarantee that [pregnant women] did not face any risks".
For their excuse to be true, surely they would have to re-test frequently.

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Whether his death was suspcious or not, I suppose at least it will save the cost of keeping him in prison if he was ever going to actually serve time.

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Whether his death was suspcious or not, I suppose at least it will save the cost of keeping him in prison if he was ever going to actually serve time.

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I hope he left a suicide note confessing to everything, where the money is and putting others in the shiit
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If he had that kind of information written down anywhere, who knows he might have met his death because he knew too much.

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This is a little out of date, but could still be of interest to Game of Thrones fans.
I've been to the first place several times and I can tell you there are quite a few steps up to the bell tower!
I think the pronunciation of the island is gath tay lu GA che (stress on the syllable in capitals) Those Basque names can be a little tricky!
Several new locations in Spain confirmed for Game of Thrones season 7! | Watchers on the Wall | A Game of Thrones Community for Breaking News, Casting, and Commentary

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This is a little out of date, but could still be of interest to Game of Thrones fans.
I've been to the first place several times and I can tell you there are quite a few steps up to the bell tower!
I think the pronunciation of the island is gath tay lu GA che (stress on the syllable in capitals) Those Basque names can be a little tricky!
Several new locations in Spain confirmed for Game of Thrones season 7! | Watchers on the Wall | A Game of Thrones Community for Breaking News, Casting, and Commentary

Yes they filmed in Cáceres last year, although I'm pretty sure they're coming again. Had friends who were paid to be extras. We happened to visit during the setting up, for GoT and the filming of Romeo and Juliet the film sets were amazing. Following on from the filming, there are now tours in Cáceres showing the filming locations.

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