Now French bus and tram drivers turn up to work in skirts

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Now French bus and tram drivers turn up to work in skirts

Postby renesm1 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:30 pm

https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/economie-social/nantes-les-conducteurs-cfdt-de-la-semitan-en-jupe-pour-protester-contre-leur-direction-1497976294

BTW, this story is in French, so here is a rough translation, courtesy of Google.

They want to work in Bermuda when the temperatures are scorching. Their leadership will not. In Nantes, the drivers CFDT of the SEMITAN protested this Tuesday by wearing a skirt.

They are ready to do anything to make themselves heard. Six CFDT drivers from SEMITAN came to work in skirts on Tuesday. They demand the right to drive their buses in bermuda when the mercury exceeds 30 degrees. Their leadership refuses. " In times heatwave we reach temperatures close to 50 degrees behind our windscreens. And as we do not have air conditioning in our bus, it's unbearable. I lya a form of discrimination. The conductor can put a Skirt, not the men, " said Gabriel Magner, CFDT manager at SEMITAN.
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Re: Now French bus and tram drivers turn up to work in skirt

Postby pelmut » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:14 pm

renesm1 wrote:https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/economie-social/nantes-les-conducteurs-cfdt-de-la-semitan-en-jupe-pour-protester-contre-leur-direction-1497976294

BTW, this story is in French, so here is a rough translation, courtesy of Google....

Slightly more readable:

They want to work in shorts when the temperatures are scorching. Their bosses will not allow it. In Nantes, SEMITAN drivers in the CFDT union protested this Tuesday by wearing skirts.

They are ready to do anything to make themselves heard. Six male CFDT drivers from SEMITAN came to work in skirts on Tuesday. They demanded the right to drive their buses in shorts when the mercury exceeds 30 degrees. Their bosses refused. "During a heatwave, the temperature reaches nearly 50 degrees behind our windscreens. And as we do not have air conditioning in our bus, it's unbearable. It is a kind of discrimination. The women drivers can put on a skirt, but not the men, " said Gabriel Magner, CFDT union leader at SEMITAN.
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Re: Now French bus and tram drivers turn up to work in skirt

Postby Caultron » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:54 am

I makes me wonder what might happen if one of these incidents went on for months or years.
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Re: Now French bus and tram drivers turn up to work in skirt

Postby cessna152towser » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:04 am

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Re: Now French bus and tram drivers turn up to work in skirt

Postby skirtingtheissue » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:49 pm

When I heard about skirting, I jumped in with both feet!
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Re: Now French bus and tram drivers turn up to work in skirt

Postby TheRod » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:20 am

Lots of support for the drivers wearing skirts, and male skirt wearing in general. An unforeseen benefit of climate change!

See https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comm ... h=c7716dc8

also the French Men in Skirts association site http://asso.i-hej.com/ has many links such as
http://www.lci.fr/societe/journee-de-la ... 52486.html
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