Council adopts new policy 
on drug tests for employees

Employees of North Lanarkshire Council can be tested for alcohol or drug abuse if their managers suspect a problem.

On Wednesday, March 13, the council’s Finance and Resources Committee voted to adopt a new policy of breath and urine testing after the Labour administration  and SNP group came to an agreement.

The initial report brought to the committee called for
it to note the outcomes 
from additional consultation with bodies such as 
trade unions.

The SNP group put forward two additional recommendations – to review 
the policy annually and 
to promote awareness of 
the support available to staff who have addiction problems.