Sweden -Male train drivers wear skirts to protest ban on shorts -June 09, 2013

Male train drivers on Arriva trains have started to wear skirts in a dispute over uniforms. As the train cabins get very hot in summer, male drivers requested their employer last autumn to allow them to wear shorts. Arriva management forbade the wearing of shorts, which would look too informal. In protest, the train drivers are now wearing skirts, as women drivers are allowed to. Scared of discrimination charges, Arriva management has yielded that men too may wear skirts, but continue to ban shorts.

English: http://www.thelocal.se/48384/20130608/

 

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