Drug testing of Labrador mine workers invasion of privacy: union

Policy would affect new employees in ‘safety sensitive positions’

According to the United Steelworkers, mandatory drug testing for some mine workers is an invasion of privacy. The union is opposing the Iron Ore Company of Canada’s plan to test new employees in “safety sensitive positions” at its Labrador West mine beginning next month. The company says current employees would only be subjected to drug testing if drug abuse is suspected. In addition to privacy concerns, United Steelworkers Local 5795 president George Kean says the mandatory testing is a form of management intimidation.

CBC News

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