A union of Egyptian flight attendants has dubbed as "discriminatory" comments by lawmaker Galila Othman over the weight and age of the national carrier's employees.
In a statement issued on Monday, the union has called on the lawmaker to stop "offending working people" and helping them deal with their concerns instead, noting that medical fitness is the chief job requirement for the office.
"If the honorable member of parliament does not see discrimination against women, then the union calls on her to kindly first implement her suggestions at Parliament, since it is the face of Egypt," the union added.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Othman said, "We need dress and weight codes. They shouldn't work until they are 50. We should move them to other jobs."