BBC News – Sweden male train drivers wear skirts after shorts row

A dozen male train drivers in Sweden have circumvented a ban on shorts by wearing skirts to work in hot weather.

The workers, who operate the Roslagsbanan line north of the capital Stockholm, have been wearing skirts to work for the past two weeks.

Employer Arriva banned the drivers from wearing shorts after taking over the running of the line in January.

But the company has given the men its blessing to wear skirts, according to local newspaper Mitti.”

Our thinking is that one should look decent and proper when representing Arriva and the present uniforms do that. If the man only wants [to wear] a skirt then that is OK,” Arriva communications manager Tomas Hedenius told the paper.

“To tell them to do something else would be discrimination.”

Driver Martin Akersten told the BBC he and his colleagues came up with the idea to wear skirts after they were informed of the new company dress code in the winter.

“We have always said that when summer comes, we will get some skirts and wear them. Its very warm weather here so we would like to wear shorts but if we cant then we have skirts for comfort”.

via BBC News – Sweden male train drivers wear skirts after shorts row.

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3 responses

  1. A Kilt is a form of a skirt or wrap. For equality to remain in place I do not see any reason for these men to step up to the plate and wear a wrap.

    June 8, 2013 at 10:03 pm

  2. Since the Kilt is a skirt or male wrap, small or large, for equality to remain in place I see no reason to say no to a Kilt, Wrap, Skirt etc. Good for these guys.

    June 8, 2013 at 10:06 pm

  3. When a man wants to wear a KILT at work, he is allowed to. Why? Because it is a male, unbyfurcated garment, known since the year 1250, and now still 60 % of the male men in the world, wear this item. futher comment is not needed.

    June 9, 2013 at 1:24 am

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