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Cokehead cash award over turned

A RAILWAY worker sacked after he admitted taking cocaine has been ordered to pay back the £5,000 a Glasgow employment tribunal awarded him.

Norman Sillars was fired on the spot by labour agency Scotweld after confessing he had used the drug and refusing to take a random drugs and alcohol test.

But an employment tribunal last autumn found that Scotweld had breached its own disciplinary procedures.

It awarded Mr Sillars ? who was employed as a lookout ? £5,000 in compensation.

The Glasgow firm admitted it had broken its own rules but its legal team, Bishops, pushed for an appeal.

Last month the tribunal reviewed its decision and accepted that Mr Sillars was completely to blame for his dismissal and should not have been awarded the cash.

Scotweld human resources director Fiona Baggley said: 'We have a very clear zero tolerance in relation to drugs and alcohol misuse.'