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A mascara that is expensive at Vueling


The Labor Inspectorate of Catalonia imposes a fine of 30,000 euros on the Spanish low cost for discrimination.

Requiring women, but not men, to wear makeup is discriminatory.

Requiring air hostesses, but not stewards, to wear high-heeled shoes is unequal.

This is the conclusion of the Labor Inspectorate of Catalonia, seized by the Stavla union to take a closer look at the aesthetic conditions imposed on female members of Vueling's cabin crew.

The inspectors, at the same time, impose a fine of 30,000 euros on the Spanish low cost owned by IAG (the group resulting from the merger of British Airways and Iberia).

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The instructions given until then to the hostesses were precise: the heel of the shoe must measure between 5 and 8 centimeters;

foundation is mandatory and its color must match the skin tone;

the use of a black mascara is also imperative;

on the other hand, eyelash extensions "

of artificial length or appearance"

, eye shadow other than light gray or light brown and lipstick that is not of a "


" shade are prohibited.

Opposite, these gentlemen have more brief and conciliatory instructions: to present

“a clean and neat aspect

”, it is well the less.

The airline, questioned by

El Periódico de Catalunya

, indicates that it is in the process of revising the instructions given to hostesses and stewards.

The next guide will include makeup guidelines that will not be mandatory or gendered.

A solution similar to that chosen by Ryanair in Spain in 2019, which had narrowly escaped an inspection by providing its employees with alternative pants to the hitherto imperative skirt.

Source: lefigaro

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