Labor puts safety of building workers at risk

It is disgraceful that Daniel Andrews is prepared to put the wishes of his CFMEU mates ahead of the safety of ordinary workers.

Scrapping mandatory drug and alcohol testing on building sites will not only make it easier for organised crime to push drugs on building sites, it will also increase the risk of accidents and injuries due to drug or alcohol affected workers.

A range of studies have shown that drug and alcohol consumption pose a significant risk for safety in the building industry, and employer groups have strongly supported the need for testing.

About the only ones who don’t support testing are the CFMEU and the Labor Party.

For the Herald-Sun’s report on Labor’s scrapping of the Coalition’s drug and alcohol testing on Victorian government building sites, see Builders warn Labor plan to scrap building site drug tests will risk workers.