Did you know that women workers at Qatar Airways need permission to get married, can face the sack for getting pregnant, and are under constant employer surveillance – even in their own homes? Even worse, all workers must sign a confidentiality clause …

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Did you know that women workers at Qatar Airways need permission to get married, can face the sack for getting pregnant, and are under constant employer surveillance – even in their own homes?

Even worse, all workers must sign a confidentiality clause when they take up employment – so if they want to keep their job, they can never tell anybody about these draconian measures.

Help us break the silence for women at Qatar Airways this international women’s day!

We need 100 supporters for our Qatar Airways Thunderclap campaign by Saturday.

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Check out the Thunderclap here – http://thndr.it/1cnrvaP – and commit to share the following message on Facebook or Twitter on March 8:

“I’m standing up for women’s rights at #QatarAirways on #IWD– join me!! #itfwomen2014 http://thndr.it/1hTv6Fl

 

Our message will already reach 60,000 people through Facebook and Twitter – and we want it to go even wider.

So get involved. Support the Thunderclap, sign our e-petition, and share our campaign with your networks!

(This article gives great insight into working lives at Qatar Airways. If you’re not sure what Thunderclap is – this video might answer a few questions.)

This excellent video provides some background


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Walton Pantland

South African trade unionist living in Glasgow. Loves whisky, wine, running and the great outdoors. Walton did an MA in Industrial Relations at Ruskin, Oxford, and is interested in how trade unions use new technology to organise.

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