AFL opposes drug testing

Testing doesn't make workplaces safer, says labour federation
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/02/2006

The Alberta Federation of Labour has updated its policy on workplace drug and alcohol testing to clearly statE that it opposes mandatory drug testing of employees.

AFL president Gil McGowan said the federation's last Policy Statement on Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing was passed in 2001 and that it was time for an update.

"In short, the policy clearly opposes all forms of employer-imposed drug and alcohol testing," said McGowan. "It does so for two reasons. First, it is an unreasonable invasion of workers' privacy and in many cases contravenes the human rights code."