Air New Zealand drops ban on staff tattoos amid discrimination concerns

thejakartapost.com

Air New Zealand said on Monday it was ending a longstanding ban on staff having visible tattoos after facing criticism that the policy discriminated against M?ori employees.


Some New Zealanders with indigenous M?ori heritage wear tattoos on their face or arms that represent their genealogy and are culturally sacred. But uniform rules at the national carrier restrict them from applying for roles such as flight attendant.


Many culture and rights advocates said the policy was discriminatory and noted that Air New Zealand draws on the M?ori language in its marketing campaigns and uses a fern-like symbol known as a ‘koru’ in its logo and on the tail of its planes.

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Posted: 11 Jun 2019 13:17:54

  
  

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