Nicole Kidman attacked by American flight attendants' union

  • ANI, Melbourne
  • Updated: Apr 03, 2015 14:59 IST

Nicole Kidman has been slammed by a union representing 25,000 American flight attendants for her new ad campaign with Etihad Airways.

Association of Professional Flight Attendants national president Laura Glading, in an open letter to Kidman, wrote the sponsorship deal is at odds with the Australian Oscar winner's role as a United Nations Women's Goodwill Ambassador, reported.

The union has waged a public campaign against Etihad and other United Arab Emirates airlines claiming the airline is well-known in their industry for their "discriminatory labour practices and deplorable treatment of female employees".

Glading said that they saw that they had begun appearing in a new campaign for Etihad, a company that the Wall Street Journal has publicly reported may fire women if they become pregnant and forced flight attendants to live in confinement in secure compounds and these are the types of conditions that APFA fought to eradicate decades ago in the United States.

The airlines recently premiered a new TV commercial starring and narrated by Kidman shot on-board Etihad's new flagship A380 plane.

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