Norwegian pilots' union comments on SAS testing proposal.
SAS, the Scandinavian carrier, is reportedly considering testing its pilots for alcohol abuse in combination with the compulsory medical check-ups.
The Norwegian pilots' union objects to the proposal for random sampling as it does not want pilots to be stigmatised by the testing. According to Lars Johannesen, secretary-general of the pilots' union, the union is not against testing pilots for early signs of alcoholism in connection with medical check-ups.
The union has not informed SAS of its views, reported Verdens Gang, a Norwegian newspaper.
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