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17. april genoptager Air France flyvningerne på Teheran, efter en stands på otte år. Den gang hævdet Air France at stewardesserne gav efter og bar hijab når de var på iransk territorium. Nu vil selskabet gerne at de gør det samme. Men stewardesserne og deres fagforeninger nægter.

Noget har sket på disse åtte år som gør at kvinderne fighter mer iherdig for deres frihed. Måske det er fordi ufriheden har kommet til Europa. Kvinderne forstår mer hvad det handler om.

Flore Arrighi, head of the UNAC flight crews’ union, said: “It is not our role to pass judgement on the wearing of headscarves or veils in Iran. What we are denouncing is that it is being made compulsory. Stewardesses must be given the right to refuse these flights.”

She added that female staff were entitled to exercise “individual freedoms”.

En talsmand for Air France sier man må respektere reglene i det land hvor man opererer.

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“Tolerance and respect for the customs of the countries we serve are part of the values of our company,” a spokesman said.

Men hvorfor går tolerancen kun én vej? Ingen ville drømme om at kræve at iranske stewardesser skulle fjerne hijaben når de lander på fransk jord.

Hulheden i at kalde tvang for tolerance er ved at blive lidt for åpenbar.

Det er bemærkelsesverdig at fagforeningene forsvarer kvindernes ret til frihed fra tvang.

The deputy head of the SNPNC flight crews’ union, Christophe Pillet, said: “Female staff do not wish to have dress regulations imposed on them, especially the obligation to wear an Air France scarf that completely covers their hair as soon as they leave the plane.”

Stewardesses normally have a choice between a uniform with a skirt or trousers, but they have been instructed to wear a long jacket and trousers on Tehran flights.

Mr Pillet said flight crews were prepared to wear headscarves in Iran when out of uniform, but objected to being ordered to wear them as part of their uniform.

Unions want Tehran flights to be made voluntary without penalties for staff, deductions from wages or consequences for their careers.

En anden fagforeningstillidsmand siger at spørgsmålene er mere sensitive i dag end for otte år siden.

“The general environment now is much more sensitive,” she said. “Many female members of flight crews have informed us that it is out of the question that they be obliged to wear headscarves. It is not professional and they see it as an insult to their dignity.”

Kvinder er ved at blive bevidst hvad islamsk teokrati indebærer. Men de store selskaber ser ikke individuel frihed som nogen stor værdi det er værd at forsvare. De kan relativisere friheden væk.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/02/air-france-stewardesses-mutiny-over-order-to-wear-headscarves/

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