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Education & Employment news & information for Balearic Islands

Iberia whistleblower says she was 'excluded from recruitment process' for refusing pregnancy test
Education/Work Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Iberia whistleblower says she was 'excluded from...

THE WOMAN who reported Iberia for requiring pregnancy tests for all female job candidates says she was excluded from the recruitment process for refusing. Bärbel Espín, 28, from Menorca, said the agency even asked her...

Woman who won 'lifetime income' in prize draw forced to repay €17,000 in dole money
Education/Work Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Woman who won 'lifetime income' in prize draw...

A WOMAN who won a competition where the prize was an after-tax €1,200 monthly salary for the rest of her life has been forced to refund over €17,000 in dole money over a total of four years during which she was out...

Media Markt seeks 100 staff members for new Mallorca store
Education/Work Sat, May 28, 2016

Media Markt seeks 100 staff members for new Mallorca store

ELECTRONICS retailer Media Markt is seeking 100 employees for its brand-new store in Palma de Mallorca. The store is set to open shortly in the Fan Mallorca shopping centre in the Es Coll d'En Rabassa district, and...

Ibiza authorities give their blessing to Spain's first 'prostitution cooperative'
Education/Work Tue, Jan 21, 2014

Ibiza authorities give their blessing to Spain's first...

IBIZA has approved the creation of the first-ever cooperative for prostitutes, meaning they can pay taxes and Social Security guaranteeing them a State pension, sick and maternity pay. They are protected from the hands...

Balearic Islands' teachers end three-week strike
Education/Work Sun, Oct 6, 2013

Balearic Islands' teachers end three-week strike

TEACHERS in the Balearic Islands will be back in class on Monday for the first time following a three-week strike over plans by the regional education authorities to force schools to provide core subjects in three...

Three detained over Mallorca hotel collapse
Education/Work Wed, Dec 17, 2008

Three detained over Mallorca hotel collapse

The architect, the quantity surveyor and foreman responsible for the renovation of the Son Moll hotel in Capdepera were arrested by the Guardia Civil late yesterday evening and spent the night in the cells after being...

Education/Work Thu, Sep 14, 2006

Menorca airport roof collapses injuring three

Three workmen have been injured at Mahón airport in Menorca where the roof of the new terminal building, which is still under construction, collapsed. According to a regional government source, the accident occurred...

Education/Work Fri, Apr 30, 2004

The LOCE education law will remain in place until...

The spokesman for the Balearics government, Joan Flaquer, today declared that the regional government “believes in the spirit and the philosophy of the (controversial education reform plan) Organic Law of Quality in...

Immigrants aren't to blame for increased illiteracy
Education/Work Thu, Nov 6, 2003

Immigrants aren't to blame for increased illiteracy

In a statement yesterday, Ernesto Baletto, Social Action Secretary for the Trade Workers´ Union (USO), denied recent claims made by María Antònia Munar, President of Mallorca Council, that the rise in illiteracy on...

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