Use of the drug Ice is particularly endemic in construction and a number of other blue collar sectors such as transport and manufacturing, according to a leading industry group which has hit out at what it sees as union resistance to drug testing.

In a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement’s inquiry into crystal methamphetamine, otherwise known as Ice, the Australian Industry Group says prior evidence has shown that ice is particularly prevalent in a range of blue collar industries. Previous data from the National Centre of Education and Training…