Air Hostess Strips Down: Flight attendants strip down to underwear for protest against ITA Airways in Italy

Airhostesses protest differently after losing their job. The incident took place in Italy. Air hostesses fired in central Rome in protest over the transfer of Alitalia Airlines

Airhostesses protest differently after losing their job. The incident took place in Italy. Air hostesses fired in central Rome in protest over the transfer of Alitalia Airlines

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More than 50 airhostesses took off their overcoats, shirts, skirts and shoes at the same time during a flash mob in Capitoline Hill, Rome. The airhostesses also chanted the slogan ‘VR Alitalia’.

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Alitalia ended its operations on October 14 after a long crisis. The company was replaced by ITA (Italy Air Transport) Airways. Alitalia was acquired for Rs 775 crore.

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ITA Airways is a smaller company compared to Alitalia. Following the acquisition, the ITA fired several workers who had worked at Alitalia.

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Alitalia had 10,000 employees. Of these, less than 3,000 were recruited by the ITA. The company said it would only increase its workforce by 2025. With this, the fired airhostesses from Alitalia staged a symbolic protest.

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The protest on Nat Road was to protest against the decisions of ITA Airways, which replaced Alitalia.

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According to union representitives, the new government will provide at least five years’ employment benefits to those fired.

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