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Suncor to start random drug testing

A man is reflected in a sign as he leaves the building where Suncor Energy headquarters is located in Calgary THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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Suncor Energy plans to start random drug testing its northern Alberta worksites in 2019


EDMONTON – Oilsands giant Suncor Energy said it plans to start randomly testing some of its employees for drugs at its northern Alberta worksites in the new year.

The testing policy had been challenged in court for years by Unifor, the union that represents company workers.

Suncor said it has come to an agreement with the union and testing will begin sometime during the first three months of 2019.

Unifor represents about 3,000 workers on Suncor sites.