Truckers supported the idea of allowing women to drive trucks


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The Association “trucker” approved the idea to allow women to operate freight trucks because they are careful, competent drivers, and seldom get in an accident. The radio station “Moscow speaking” said the coordinator of the organization Valery Voitko.

According to him, the current models of machines are very different from those that were 10-20 years ago — now management is easy to handle, and the cab comfortable. He noted that the country has a “serious staff shortages”, the professional drivers is severely lacking. However, voytko suggested that the removal of the prohibition for women not much impact on the labour market. “I will be talking about some percentage, maybe a few percent,” he said.

Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of labor has updated the list of prohibited for women works and positions, which has operated since 1974. Now it 456 points from 38 industries. It is assumed that the list can be reduced in several times — up to 98 professions. According to a document from 2021, women will be allowed to work dalnoboishiki, tractor driver, remotename cars, typists trains, the bus drivers on intercity and international routes, and also to serve on the ship.

Earlier, the UN has repeatedly spoken out against the prohibitive list, calling it inimical to women’s rights. On 20 September President Vladimir Putin has urged to remove the career limitations for women and to address gender inequality.

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