Expanding Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Oil Sands
Original Air Date:
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Beginning this fall about 100,000 oil sands workers will be randomly tested for drugs and alcohol in a two-year pilot program.
The Drug and Alcohol Risk Reduction Pilot Project will report to the Province and participating stakeholders in 2014. Unions say it’s illegal.
Why do energy and construction workers in the oil sands need testing? How do they feel about it? Is expanded, random testing a violation of workers' rights?
We speak with Pat Atkins, the Administrator of Alberta's new Drug and Alcohol Risk Reduction Pilot Project; and Dave Coles, President of the Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers Union of Canada.
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