SPAIN: BIG WIN FOR HOTEL HOUSEKEEPERS ON WORKLOAD

More than 20,000 hotel housekeepers in the Balearic Islands, Spain, will benefit from a new methodology to regulate their workloads, taking into account the class of hotel, the specifications of each room and mandated requirements for cleanliness. The collective agreement addresses workload, breaks, overexertion around the moving of beds and trolleys, personal protective equipment (PPE), outsourcing, and the high turnover among the largely female workforce. Silvia Montejano, a CC.OO union representative, referencing the union’s intention to build on this groundbreaking agreement for hotel housekeepers, said: ‘We are going to do the same in all sectors. We will be in the workplaces measuring workloads.’

Source: IUF news release.

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