LRD Booklets November 2008

Drug and alcohol policies at work - a guide for union reps

Introduction (299 words)

Employers’ attitudes towards drug and alcohol use at work have become a significant issue for trade union representatives to deal with in ...
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1. The scale of the problem (2,240 words)

Union and safety reps increasingly have to negotiate issues relating to drugs and alcohol as more employers crack down on their use during working ...
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2. The legal framework (1,767 words)

There are a number of pieces of legislation dealing with drugs and alcohol at work which union reps need to be familiar with. These include health ...
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3. Official guidance on drugs and alcohol at work (1,454 words)

Government organisations have produced a range of guidance on drugs and alcohol at work, which union representatives can make use of when ...
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4. National union guidance on drugs and alcohol at work (3,044 words)

The TUC’s Drunk or disordered guide (2001) and the more recent Hazards at Work: Organising for safe and healthy workplaces (2007) provide ...
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5. National agreements on drugs and alcohol (1,473 words)

Unions have developed general guidance and templates to help union reps with drugs and alcohol policies (see Chapter 4). There are also a number of ...
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6. Sectoral and workplace agreements (3,052 words)

The Labour Research Department (LRD) asked union reps from a range of sectors and industries to send us examples of their drug and alcohol policies. ...
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Further information (377 words)

Hazards, PO Box 4042, Sheffield, S8 2DG; tel: 0114 235 2074; web: ...
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