Manila: Drugs have been found repeatedly on workers of subcontractors at the Philippine yard of Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction. A report by local news feed, Rappler, said workers were often concealing drugs in their packed food to avoid security checks.
One factor in the rise of drug use at the Subic Bay yard cited by the report from Rappler was Hanjin’s alleged policy of making workers do 24-hour shifts. The drug use helps keep the workers awake, some at the yard told Rappler.
The yard has suffered a number of work-related deaths since it was founded a decade ago.
Hanjin has denied that workers are being forced to work overtime.
Hanjin will be conducting random drug tests on workers this week and will use dogs to detect illegal substances. [08/10/14]