The stewards of this airline will now be able to wear skirts and the air hostesses pants

Author: Clark Tos
2022-09-28 18:51:02

In the UK, the airline Virgin Atlantic has launched a major inclusion campaign, allowing its staff to choose the uniform they want. Thus, the stewards will be able to put on skirts and the air hostesses, pants.

Virgin Atlantic is a UK-based airline that has launched a major inclusiveness campaign. Named “Be yourself”, this campaign has partnered with several celebrities and members of the LGBTQ+ community to promote inclusion.

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It will allow members of the airline company to choose their uniform as well as the pronoun with which they wish to be mentioned.

Gender neutral uniforms

From now on, airline personnel will be able to wear the uniform that he wishes. They will have the choice between two options: the red option consisting of a red top and a red skirt or the burgundy option, consisting of a burgundy top and pants. This novelty marks the end of gendered uniforms and stewards will be able to wear skirts and flight attendants pants if they wish.

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The purpose of this change is to allow staff to “wearing uniforms that express their true identity” . A new measure that already pleases the crew members.

“The updated gender identity policy is so important to me , said Jaime Forsstroem, of the Virgin Atlantic crew. As a non-binary person, it allows me to be myself at work and choose the uniform I wear. »

The choice of pronouns

In addition to the uniforms, optional pronoun badges are also going to be given out. Thus, the staff will be able to choose the pronoun with which he prefers to be named and the pronouns 'sir' and 'madam' will no longer be systematic. Airline customers will also be able to benefit from this option if they hold a passport with gender-neutral markers.

“At Virgin Atlantic, we believe anyone can conquer the world, no matter who they are , explained Juha Jarvinen, chief commercial officer at Virgin Atlantic. This is why it is so important that we allow our employees to embrace their individuality and be themselves at work. It is for this reason that we want to allow our employees to wear the uniform that best suits them and that they can be called with their preferred pronouns. »

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All airline staff will also receive mandatory training on inclusivity and an apprenticeship will be provided to tourism partners.

Earlier this year, Virgin Atlantic became the first airline in the UK to allow staff to display their tattoos in the workplace. In 2019, it became one of the biggest airlines to allow female staff to wear no makeup and wear pants instead of skirts.

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Source : Daily Mail