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Sweden male train drivers wear skirts after shorts row
« on: June 09, 2013, 12:53:24 AM »
Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22828150

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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."

More at link. This one just made me laugh.
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Re: Sweden male train drivers wear skirts after shorts row
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 08:48:22 PM »
The Scots call 'em kilts, not skirts.


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