Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Please be advised that the Commission has advised Local 113 that effective Friday, June 1, 2018, it will be changing its oral fluid collection swab to a swab that does NOT contain animal by-products. This change has only come about due to the hard work of hundreds of members who made it clear to the Commission that forcing members to submit to ingest animal by-products contrary to their religious or ethical beliefs was an unacceptable practice. Without that pressure, members and Local 113 could not have won this swift change from the Commission.
Please be aware that the Dynacare swabs which CONTAINS animal by-products will remain in use until Friday, June 1, 2018. Should you have any religious or ethical grounds to this practice, please contact your manager prior to being selected for testing and advise them of your objection.
Congratulations to all members who pushed for this change — when we fight together, we can WIN.
Your Executive Board
See the official notice below.Bulletin - Update re Oral Swab Testing