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. Reports include serious sexual assault, workers being pinned down and assaulted, passengers exposing themselves to crew, workers being touched on their groins and buttocks, highly sexualised comments and degrading comments targeted to crew because of their sexual orientation.
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. The TWU is working with cabin crew to hold airlines to account for the safety of their crew, ensuring policies are implemented and reporting processes offer the right protections for workers to come forward.
This important survey resulted in a TWU submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
The TWU has contacted survey respondents and has set up a working group of those who wish to get involved in devising solutions to the problem. If you want to be part of this process, please contact email@example.com
If you want to share an experience, you can use the form on the top right of this page.
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.