Hotel cleaners opposing wage cuts want booking websites to use their seal of approval

Booking platforms such as Tripadvisor face growing pressure to reveal the employment practices of the Spanish hotels they promote, as a chambermaids’ activist group launches a name and shame campaign aimed at rooting out exploitation in the tourism industry.

The campaign has been launched by the Barcelona branch of Las Kellys, a play on las que limpian (those who clean), a nationwide group of chambermaids who are fighting against outsourcing which has led to working conditions that in many cases have been described as virtual slavery.

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