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Posts From November, 2013

'Drunk 'pilot Irfan Faiz jailed for nine months 

  An airline pilot who admitted being more than four times over the legal alcohol limit just before he was due to fly has been jailed for nine months. Irfan Faiz, 55, from Pakistan, was arrested in the cockpit of a Pakistan International Airways Airbus at Leeds Bradford Airport on 18 September. He was found to smell of alcohol and to be unsteady on his feet. Sentencing Faiz at Leeds Crown Court, Mr Justice Coulson QC said the pilot had posed a threat to the public. Read more about this... read more
Friday, November 22, 2013 12:01:00 PM

Alcohol Testing 'Should Take Place At Work' 

Employers should be allowed to test their workers for alcohol misuse to identify "risky drinkers", a campaign group says. An organisation set up to tackle alcohol misuse has called for workplace testing to seek out problem drinkers. The Alcohol Heath Network wants employees to take a standardised test which identifies whether or not they are misusing alcohol. The body's director and founder, Don Shenker, wrote in the British Medical Journal that if problems were identified, employers could... read more
Monday, November 11, 2013 1:17:00 PM
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