Representation of Female Tradies on The Block

Representation of Female Tradies on The Block

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Handyman Can started this petition to Nine Network and

Across Australia, woman make up only 1% of all individuals employed in construction, engineering and automotive trades.

We firmly believe it is well past time to break the stigma surrounding women working in the trades and we feel it is the duty of Nine Network to use the platform of The Block, to take profound steps in this direction and work to normalise women working on the jobs site by including a female foreman on the next season of the show.

With this petition, we are hoping to reach Nine Network and the producers of The Block, Julie Cress and Justin Sturzaker in order to implore them to include a female foreman and greater representation of women tradies.

Why a foreman? 

As many female tradespeople know, a job site can be an unfriendly environment for a drastically outnumbered female, especially when many of her co-workers see her as having entered a workplace where women don't belong.

Bringing in a female foreman will not only make a huge statement when it comes to supporting women working in the trades, it will also give the woman an opportunity to stand up for herself on the job site.

It is 2020 and it is well past time women are provided with an equal opportunity when it comes to safely entering male-dominated trades. We are urging Nine Network, and The Block's creators and produces to be a part of breaking the stigma and supporting women entering the trades.

A few contestants where the tradies in the couple is a woman would be awesome too.

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