Parliamentarians from across the political spectrum have called on government and the transport industry to challenge macho behaviours and culture in the transport workplace, following the publication of new research by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Women in Transport and the industry group, Women in Transport.
The survey of 567 transport industry professionals showed over two-thirds (69%) of women felt the transport industry has a macho culture. 70% of women also perceived the industry to have an image problem.
Alarmingly, 70% of the women surveyed said they had experienced discriminatory behaviour or language (this included derogatory or sexist remarks, jokes or statements targeted at them).
The survey highlighted statistically significant differences in women’s and men’s perceptions of gender issues while working in transport, with more women feeling they had experienced discriminatory behaviour than men feeling they had witnessed it.
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