Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada | Suncor’s random drug testing invades privacy without improving safety

Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada | Suncor’s random drug testing invades privacy without improving safety.

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ – Suncor’s decision to implement random drug testing at its Fort McMurray properties “is a humiliating invasion of an individual’s privacy that has no proven impact on workplace safety,” says Dave Coles, president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada.

“Random drug testing shatters our privacy, destroys our dignity, and eliminates trust in our fellow workers and management,” says Coles. “And there is little evidence to link random drug testing results to less substance abuse or a safer workplace.

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(Teck is watching this case closely and testing the waters with a similar program in the Elk Valley)

(Teck is watching this case carefully and testing the waters in the Elk valley with it’s own program)