Australia: 65% of airline employees have been harassed
Of these only 31% have been reported
A study by a trade union of Australian air transport workers reported staggering data, namely that 65% of flight attendants suffered sexual harassment by passengers who blocked, attacked, touched inappropriately or made sexual comments to the staff. Events that occurred on all major Australian airlines and against which a complaint was filed only in 31% of cases; a very low percentage, also because most of those who did it would have found unsatisfactory the way the whole thing was managed. As reported in the Australian press, harassment does not only concern cabin attendants, but also pilots and senior managers, especially if they are female. "A sad and shocking fact" was the commentary by the union secretary, who criticized the companies of "not taking the problem seriously and not supporting the workers".
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency