Air New Zealand says it will allow all staff, including those in uniform, to display their “non-offensive” tattoos at work. From September 1 all new and existing Air New Zealand staff will be able to have tā moko (traditional Māori tattoo) and non-offensive tattoos visible when wearing their uniform or normal business attire. Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon said the policy change was part of the national carrier’s commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that truly reflected the makeup of New Zealand. SUPPLIED Air NZ boss Christopher Luxon talks about removing the tattoo ban. “It reinforces our position at the forefront of the airline industry in embracing diversity and enabling employees to express individuality or cultural heritage,” Luxon said. READ MORE:Air New Zealand’s strict tattoo policy could be in for a shake upAir New Zealand treads fine line between cultural tattoos and presentation standardsIt’s time for Air NZ to reflect our inky culture An Air New Zealand spokeswoman said appropriateness of tattoos would be treated like speech “in the same way you shouldn’t swear, make hateful comments, lewd jokes, or use violent language in the workplace for example, the same goes for tattoos”. “Where the situation is not clear, we will… Read full this story
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