Spain moves to defend rights of tourism's '21st-century slaves'

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  • Saturday, 28 Jul 2018

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's tourism sector is enjoying record growth, accounts for one-tenth of the economy and drives job creation, but a category of hotel workers feel the boom has left them behind.

Cleaners, whose plight has become emblematic of the inequalities enduring in Spain even after the economy rebounded from a deep recession, will now be the first to benefit from changes to labour laws by the two month-old government of Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez.

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