The new five-year contract replaces an earlier agreement that expired on May 31, 2019. The new collective agreement includes approximately 554 unionized employees at Line Creek Operations, located approximately 25 kilometres north of Sparwood. Unionized workers are represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers local 115. The agreement affects approximately 554 unionized employees at Line Creek, represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115. There is no law against random drug and blood alcohol testing in Canada. It is therefore eligible in a non-unionized context. In a unionized context, random drug and blood alcohol testing is permitted when it is an appropriate exercise of management`s rights under the existing collective agreement. Arbitrators decided that random drug and blood alcohol testing is useful when there is a significant drug or alcohol problem in a given workplace. Teck thought he had reached the threshold.
The arbitrator disagreed. Teck Coal Ltd. announced today that a new five-year collective agreement has been ratified by line creek operations staff and replaced an agreement that expired on May 31, 2019. The new collective agreement replaces another one that expired on May 31, 2019. On April 20, Teck Resources Ltd. announced a new five-year collective agreement, ratified by the staff of its Line Creek operations. Home Teck” announcement line Creek collective operations operations in Canada were the first users of the post-incident incident and reasonable cause tests in 1999, which was widely accepted throughout the company. Despite our success with these tests, a decade later, we still had an unacceptable number of incidents. In agreement with drug and alcohol experts, we learned that the most effective way to reduce drug and alcohol use in workplaces around the world, including mines in the United States, Australia and Chile, is random. Teck`s Natal West Pit in the Elk Valley of British Columbia. File Photo We are disappointed with the referee`s decision.
However, as a result of that decision, we suspended drug and blood alcohol testing at our coal sites in British Columbia. We are looking at the next steps to ensure that the safety, health and well-being of our employees, obtained through random testing, is not lost. We expect staff to be fit for work and not tolerate drug or alcohol problems in the workplace as part of our commitment to the safety of our employees. At Teck, safety is an essential value and we are committed to a safe working environment for our employees. We take very seriously our obligation to provide our employees with the safest place to work. We strongly believe that measures to eliminate drug and alcohol abuse, which can affect performance and safety at work, are an important way to achieve our vision that everyone will return home safely and healthy every day. Line Creek is one of four steel coal plants operated by Teck in the Elk Valley.