8 Aug, 2020 @ 10:05
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Sweatshop owner on Spain’s Costa Blanca arrested for exploiting illegal foreign workers on 12 hour shifts

Sweatshop Owner On Spain S Costa Blanca Arrested For Exploiting Illegal Foreign Workers On 12 Hour Shifts

A 30-year-old Mexican businessman has been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Alicante for breaking employment laws at his three factories in Crevillente.

Most of the workforce were foreigners who worked a 12 hour shift without a contract, as the unspecified manufacturer operated around the clock on a two shift structure.

Policia Nacional agents started a surveillance operation at the company´s sites after getting a tip-off that the firm was operating illegally.

Raids on the premises uncovered that only six of the 50-strong staff were legally employed and registered with Spain’s Social Security office.

Seven workers were found to be in the country without proper documentation.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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