April 04, 2016

Air France stewardesses refuse to wear Islamic headscarves as flights to Iran resume

Rebel Staff
 

Employees at Air France are saying they will not travel to Iran after being told they must wear Islamic headscarves while in Tehran.

The union is demanding that the flights only be voluntary for women and say making employees wear headscarves violates their “individual freedoms”.

According to Breitbart, the flights to the Iranian capital were paused since 2008 as part of sanctions designed to curb its nuclear ambitions. Because that worked out so well. Thanks, Obama.

Women in Iran are told they must cover their hair or face fines. Meanwhile in France, Islamic coverings such as the niqab are banned from public.

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.”

Christophe Pillet of the SNPNC union said that company chiefs sent out a memo telling female staff they must “wear trousers during the flight with a loose fitting jacket and a scarf covering their hair on leaving the plane.”

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He added that there could be penalties for anyone who refuses to observe the dress code.

Air France told AFP News Agency that air crew are, “obliged like other foreign visitors to respect the laws of the countries to which they travelled.”

“Iranian law requires that a veil covering the hair be worn in public places by all women on its territory. This obligation, which does not apply during the flight, is respected by all international airlines which fly to Iran,” it added.

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The rules regarding Islamic headscarves were in effect back in 2008 before the flights to Iran were paused.

“The general environment now is much more sensitive,” Françoise Redolfi of the UNSA union 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.”

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commented 2016-04-06 12:51:05 -0400
Michelle Obama, Sophie and Margaret Trudeau did NOT wear hijabs. They simply wore veils or scarves over their heads which exposed not only their hairline but their hair.
We used to wear scarves back in the 60’s to keep our heads warm and our hair in place while driving in convertibles!!!
So Michelle, Sophie and Margaret…..get real.
Good for you air flight attendants (formerly known as ‘stewardesses’!).
commented 2016-04-05 01:09:39 -0400
The CBC tried to make an issue out of this same thing when they went undercover in Canadian restaurant chains. If the woman doesn’t want to wear the uniform she can find a job elsewhere.

Lauren Southern, for one, said she never minded being told what to wear when she had a job.
commented 2016-04-04 21:55:01 -0400
The progressives must be getting confused, women and a union sticking up for whats right.
commented 2016-04-04 21:20:37 -0400
Those ladies have more balls than most western men it seems
commented 2016-04-04 20:44:45 -0400
European countries banning head coverings while North America celebrates niqab day. Of course this will be the one thing the liberals won’t copy cause they love cultural accessories. Strange though how some of these countries can be so strict about this while bending over every other way. At least it’s some form of resistance. Here we let cops wear them. With Trudeau we are truly screwed.
commented 2016-04-04 20:42:43 -0400
European countries banning head coverings while North America celebrates niqab day. Of course this will be the one thing the liberals won’t copy cause they love cultural accessories. Strange though how some of these countries can be so strict about this while bending over every other way. At least it’s some form of resistance. Here we let cops wear them.
commented 2016-04-04 19:46:57 -0400
Make a deal with the Iranians: any Iranian coming to France must visibly wear either a cross, Star of David, or Buddhist Monk robes. Once agreed to, then discuss women covering up.
commented 2016-04-04 18:54:59 -0400
Hmmm……first gay men in Europe and now women are resisting sharia. The islamists must be beside themselves right now!
commented 2016-04-04 15:44:08 -0400
The solution to this problem is quite obvious, do not fly to this country. What does a country with middle age values need air transportation for? Oh, I forgot, they need it the export their products to market. Their principal export is terror.
commented 2016-04-04 15:36:57 -0400
When our leaders force their wives to wear the veil (Michelle Obama in Saudi Arabia, Sophie Trudeau in Morocco), I can’t imagine that there’s much hope for these women.

Any Westerner that would force another to wear the veil has lost their soul, and their mind.
commented 2016-04-04 15:29:23 -0400
I guess that means the belly dancers are right out on these ME flights – no wait…
commented 2016-04-04 14:58:33 -0400
What I think will happen is that the ladies that refuse, will be replaced by those who don’t mind being bagged alive.
commented 2016-04-04 14:19:18 -0400
Stand your ground ladies, you were born free so live free, even die free. Do not live on your knees….cause of an religion. Stay Strong.
commented 2016-04-04 14:08:02 -0400
NO primitive, ignorant and barbaric people make rules for ME!
commented 2016-04-04 13:16:18 -0400
Fraser – the left may want to be appeasers, but I will not bow down to the evil of Islam. No matter how they try to sugar coat their evil ways. Civil war is coming to Canada, and all at the hands of our own evil liberal government. This is not my Canada, since a Muslim traitor was installed illegally.
commented 2016-04-04 13:03:04 -0400
the future of Canada is going to be a bitter pill to swallow. safe spaces with plush toys and wearing head scarves is not my vision of a Canada which so many have fought and died for.
commented 2016-04-04 12:26:06 -0400
Even the French are beginning to have some back bone. While here in Canada the leftist are kow towing to these throw backs.
commented 2016-04-04 12:25:56 -0400
CM asked, “Can any one in their wildest dreams imagine a Canadian union looking out for the individual freedoms of their members?”

My dreams are never so cheerful.
commented 2016-04-04 12:24:38 -0400
The union is standing up for their employees rather than crumpling to their collective knees and worshiping Islam in the name of political correctness? Shockingly refreshing to see a union with a backbone.

Now back in Canada if only our main stream media could grow a backbone and stand up for Canadian culture rather than kowtowing to Islam for political correctness sake.
commented 2016-04-04 12:19:43 -0400
“The union is demanding that the flights only be voluntary for women and say making employees wear headscarves violates their “individual freedoms”.”

WOW! Imagine, a union looking out for the best interests of its members. Can any one in their wildest dreams imagine a Canadian union looking out for the individual freedoms of their members?