German union: Pilots shouldn't fear consequences of seeking support

Germany's Cockpit union stresses that aviation workers with mental health problems should not fear the consequences of seeking out support, highlighting one of the recommendations made by a French team of investigators following the 2015 Germanwings crash.

"It is important that this package is implemented in its entirety and not only in the places that seem easy to implement," Markus Wahl, a spokesman for the pilots' union, says in a statement.

The statement highlights the importance of doctor-patient trust and the need to eliminate financial and professional repercussions for those who open up about their psychological troubles.

Last update: Sun, 13/03/2016 - 17:22
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