Sweden - Building workers’ union plea for gender equality - March 31, 2017

The building workers' union has been both praised and criticised after its all-male board donned 'pussy hats' and posed for a picture in support of gender equality. The board of the union wanted to pay attention on International's Women's Day to all women in the construction industry and tell them how much they are needed and the respect they deserve because they dare to break gender roles. Far from all the reactions were negative. A group of female representatives for the Seko trade union in Gothenburg also posted their own picture of themselves in pussy hats with a nod to the building workers.

English: https://www.thelocal.se/jobs/article/why-these-swedish-trade-union-bosses ... 

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