Another disturbing news coming from Emirates Airline about the treatment of female staff specifically.
Apparently one Serbian girl came to Dubai to work as a cabin crew for Emirates Airline recently. She was followed by the rapist and was raped in her apartment in Emirates accommodation just 8 hours after she arrived in Dubai!
Every Emirates accommodation building has a security. Ground staff accommodation has one security person in every building. Every visitor must call the person they are visiting to come down and confirm the visit to the security.
Every Emirates accommodation for cabin crew has wider security and cameras in the halls.
During every visit (even to your colleague in another building) you have to leave your staff number and to sign in and sign out your visit. Visitors are not allowed to stay after 1:00 AM without a permission. Visitors who are allowed to stay over night can not be of opposite sex, and for female ground staff they can only be their mothers and sisters. Male ground staff are allowed to accept their fathers and brothers for an overnight stay.
All Emirates staff pay for their accommodation and it’s not free of charge. So, even if staff pay for the accommodation they still have harsh restrictions regarding visits to their apartments.
Considering all of this it is just unbelievable that someone managed to pass all of the security check points and to rape a girl in her own apartment!
What shocks even more is the fact that this girl was, apparently, blamed for being raped (?!).
It is a known fact that Emirates Airline managers do not care about their staff’s well-being and safety, pushing them to work and fly well beyond physical and mental boundaries and against all legal frames. But this case just raises the issue of EK staff’s safety to another, completely scandalous level.
This is the message which I have got today from one EK cabin crew:
Message from cabin crew about the raping
“I want to ask u as well if u know this sad fact happened on 26th of january,1 serbian girl came to dubai to be emirates cabin crew and was alocated in razooki bldg, al nahda. After 8 hours she arrived in dxb, 1 nigerian guy entered her bldg because the security was not at reception and followed her, entered her apt and raped her. The guy run away from the entrance of the bldg with the security already there, and afyer few minutes the girl appeared on the video shaking and crying… police was called but if course nobody knows who is the guy and the girl was told that “if she was raped, is because she was probably provocative to the guy and it’s not his fault” bla bla bla all same bullshit of dubai xxx.
Do u know anything about it? Im trying to find out with friends living in the bldg… one of the questions xxx, how come for our family to come into dubai they need so many papers, authorizations, visa andnfor anyone to enter the bldg innemirates accommodation and rape our colleagues is so easy??? Hiw mr. Terry daily and emirates expect us to be motivated to work if we know we can be the next victim of horrible crimes like this?“
“Hi Dragana! Thx for ur answer, this story is true cause i askes xxx I asked s9me of my friends living there and on the bldg next door, kalifa, and they told me there was lots of police cars there on this night and all of them said is true story. I wanna find out who she is but they said shes back in serbia already.“
As usual, this blog’s author is trying to double check all the information that she is getting. Nevertheless, Emirates Airline tends to cover up and hide these sort of incidents and they don’t want to talk to me, so I have no choice than to publish the news and ask Emirates Airline to deny it. If they have the proof that it didn’t happen I will delete the article and apologize.