Apr 022015
 April 2, 2015  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance, Workplace

Roberto Ghignone writes:

United Steelworkers Local 7552 v. Agrium Vanscoy Potash Operations (Grievance 16-10, Random Drug Searches/Interviews) [2015] S.L.A.A. No. 1. January 5, 2015

A Saskatchewan labour arbitrator, Ken Norman, was required to determine whether Agrium Vanscoy Potash Operations (“Agrium”) could require employees to submit to a search from a drug sniffing dog before they could enter the potash mine. The policy was introduced in 2010 after two items of drug paraphernalia were found in common areas of the mine frequented by unionized employees and independent contractors.

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