Make ride-share fair
Survey of over 1,100 ride-share drivers reveals low pay & violence
Four out of five cabin crew experienced sexual harassment from co-workers while three out of five experienced it from passengers. Almost 70% said they did not report the incident with many (56%) saying they did not think it would be handled appropriately, and others (39%) even saying that they feared reporting it would make the situation worse.
Following our survey, Qantas carried out an investigation, which confirmed high rates of sexual harassment and chronically low levels or reporting – just 3% of incidents were reported.
This proves the need for widespread reform including training and an overhaul of ineffective reporting processes. The TWU is working with cabin crew to hold airlines to account for their safety, ensuring policies are implemented and reporting processes offer the right protections for workers to come forward.
Now that the lid has been blown on the airline industry, we need to ensure airlines are taking appropriate action to address sexual harassment and protect workers from harm. Here are some ways the TWU is responding:
Support is available should you need it – contact 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or speak to your TWU branch.
Transport workers are fighting for a fairer, safer industry. Join them today and secure your future.