Suncor fights injunction against random drug and alcohol testing

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Suncor fights injunction against random drug and alcohol testing

Suncor is fighting a court injunction working to halt its random drug and alcohol testing program.

The oil giant requested the a stay of the ruling during a Court of Appeal hearing yesterday and according to the Edmonton Journal, Suncor lawyers will appeal the Court of Queens Bench injunction, November 26th.

Suncor's legal team argue that every day that passes in the meantime means an increased risk of catastrophes in the workplace, given the prevalence of addictions issues on site.

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union Local 707 was granted the the injunction by the Court of Queens Bench last week, halting the pilot which was slated for implementation this week.

The union argues that the program which would affect 85 per cent of workers employed at the operations north of the city is unnecessary invasion on workers' privacy and an outright attack on human rights.

The union has also requested intervenor status on an ongoing Supreme Court case out of New Brunswick, involving Irving and another CEP branch, representing mill workers who are also fighting the implementation of random drug testing by their employer.

If granted, the status would allow the Fort McMurray based union to piggy-back on the case, meaning any ruling made would apply to both labour disputes.
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