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Members respond to water corporation policy

AFTER feedback from Members, unions have sent a response to the Tasmanian Water Corporation’s proposed Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.

The proposed policy opens the door for alcohol and drug testing of Cradle Mountain Water, Ben Lomond Water and Southern Water Employees and is based on all employees having a zero-level presence of alcohol or other drugs in their body whilst at work.

After feedback from Members, the union asserted the draft proposal is more strongly focused on policing and punishment for breaches of their zero-level policy rather than treating the use or misuse of alcohol and other drugs as the health issues that they are.

Unions intend to meet with the Water Corps and discuss the Member feedback further. As well as the CPSU, the Tasmanian branches of the Australian Services Union, Communications Electrical and Plumbing Union, the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia, and the Australian Workers Union are also involved in this process.

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