PROSTITUTES in Ibiza have formed a sex workers’ cooperative to pay taxes and gain social security benefits – the first such group legally registered in Spain, they say.

Eleven women registered with local authorities as working members of the Sealeer Cooperative providing sexual services, said their spokeswoman, Maria Jose Lopez.

“We are pioneers. We are the first cooperative in Spain that can give legal cover to the girls,” she said.

The 11 active sex workers who registered in November are women in their 20s and 30s from Spain, Italy and “the East”, she said, declining to elaborate.

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