The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union wants mining companies to only use the saliva method when testing employees for drugs and alcohol.
A spokesperson for the union says that saliva drug testing and alcohol drug testing is not only an accurate and effective way of testing for drugs and alcohol, it’s also far less intrusive than urine testing for its workers.
The union’s stance comes after the Fair Work Commission upheld a decision to ban urine tests at a NSW Government-owned electricity company.
Integrity Sampling has been using saliva drug and alcohol testing methods for over ten years. As well as being unobtrusive and accurate, saliva testing is also fast, with results obtained in around 5 minutes.