Calvia town hall representatives meeting with counterparts from the health and employment ministries.

Regional ministers for health and employment, Patricia Gómez and Iago Negueruela, met with the mayor of Calvia, Alfonso Rodríguez, yesterday to consider various issues regarding the tourism season.

Of particular interest and concern were activities that are promoted via the internet and social networks. Town hall representatives highlighted websites, predominantly British, which offer work in Magalluf in exchange for accommodation but without contractual guarantees.

They also addressed problems regarding drug-taking and the illegal selling of nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, something else that is marketed via the internet. The government is aware that there are websites which offer jobs selling this.

The ministers and the mayor stressed that they are united in applying zero tolerance for illegal practices that violate workers' rights and which endanger public health. They agreed on the importance of increasing inspections during the season and so adding to all-year-round efforts being made by both the government and the town hall to ensure the quality of Magalluf as a tourist destination.