Forced to stay single and facing the sack if they get pregnant, the staggeringly sexist rules for female cabin crew on Gulf airlines (

February 16, 2015

Cabin staff working for two major Gulf airlines face losing their jobs for falling pregnant and are even required to get permission before they marry, outraged campaigners claim.

According to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) carriers based in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are guilty of ‘flagrant abuses of aviation workers’ labour rights’.

The worst offender, according to ITF, is Qatar Airways – which employs over 31,000 people and is the world’s tenth largest airline with a modern fleet of over 100 aircraft.

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