Has your request for maternity workwear on the job site been dismissed, or perhaps you’re not even sure who to ask?
Unfortunately, women working across the mining industry have traditionally worn men’s workwear when pregnant. They may have also needed to alter or layer their clothing as their abdomen, hips or breasts expanded during pregnancy.
“I moved to Townsville by myself, relocating from Toowomba to work for BHP. In hindsight it was the best thing I’ve done and I wouldn’t change it for anything. It helped me become more social when it came to work and the new friends I made, became family. Some great advantages was that it was easy to save money living remotely and I became a part of the small communities I lived in”
– Claire Aitchison, Operations Lead at Co Gear