From Ryan Grenoble at the Huffington Post, female flight attendants at Qatar Airways must get the airlines permission before tying the knot. In addition, Qatar reserves the right to fire them for getting pregnant.
Qatar Airways, not surprisingly based out of Qatar, is a state-owned carrier. The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is making a push to get the ICAO (the International Civil Aviation Organization) to take action on this during a conference currently in progress.
The article also states that the women are subject to more than just that:
“We have stories from workers that show they are one of the worst airlines in history and that women are at risk of being stalked, are subject to curfews in their accommodation and that there are attempts to bribe workers who will report other workers who are on duty,” Sharan Burrow, the general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, elaborated to Al Arabiya English in an interview Wednesday.
Qatar is growing quickly and recently became a redemption partner for American Airlines. It will join the OneWorld Alliance at the end of October.