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Cathay Pacific female uniform too revealing, says union

Published on May 6, 2014 11:35 AM
 
Cathay Pacific flight attendants want the Hong Kong airline to redesign their uniforms because they are too revealing and may provoke sexual harassment, a union has said. -- PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG (AFP) - Cathay Pacific flight attendants want the Hong Kong airline to redesign their uniforms because they are too revealing and may provoke sexual harassment, a union has said.

Female cabin crew members say the white blouses are too short and the red skirts too tight, leaving them uncomfortable at work, the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union (FAU) told AFP on Monday.

"They are worried about the uniform being too short when they work," FAU vice chairman Julian Yau said, adding that it may be a "cause" of sexual harassment.

He said the uniform had been a source of considerable complaint from female attendants since it was introduced in 2011 with some complaining that the shortness of the blouse left their midriff exposed when they bent down.

 
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