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Appeal court strikes down Suncor testing plan
The Alberta Court of Appeal has struck down a plan by Suncor Energy to randomly test thousands of workers for drugs and alcohol, calling it a violation of workers' rights.
Published Thursday, November 29, 2012 6:47AM MST
Alberta’s Court of Appeal has struck down a plan by energy company Suncor to randomly test thousands of workers for drugs and alcohol.
The court said in the decision that the plan would seriously breach workers’ rights.
The Alberta Federation of Labour calls the decision a big victory, saying that random testing doesn’t always improve safety.
There is no information on whether or not Suncor will try to go the Supreme Court to appeal the ruling.