EgyptAir flight attendants demand right to wear hijab

EgyptAir flight attendants organized a protest on Sunday outside the Ministry of Civil Aviation to demand their right to wear a hijab (headscarf) while working. The flight attendants had previously presented a formal request to the company about the issue.

EgyptAir Chairman Hussein Massoud said that a committee was formed nearly a month ago to study the flight attendants’ request. He went on to say that any change in uniform policy would take time and that a number of considerations would have to be taken into account in order to design a uniform which would be suitable for the hijab.

Masoud added that the committee includes two female flight attendants who are part of the push to allow the wearing of the hijab, and that it will make the final decision as to whether or not a change is feasible.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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