February 5, 2016 - British Airways has been
forced to lift a ban stopping some of its female
cabin crew wearing trousers after pressure from
Britain’s largest union, Unite, it was announced
Thanks to the Unite campaign female cabin crew
on British Airways’ 3,000-strong mixed fleet
workforce will now have the choice of wearing
trousers on board the aircraft.
Unlike their non-mixed fleet colleagues
management had insisted that unless the request
was due to medical or religious grounds, female
cabin crew on the airline’s mixed fleet had to
wear a skirt.
The move which sees British Airways join the
21st century in introducing a common uniform
policy like other airlines, such as easyJet,
came after Unite representatives ran a test case
through the company’s internal procedures. It is
also follows a recent survey in which 83 per
cent of female Unite members working on the
airline’s mixed fleet said they wanted the
option of wearing trousers.