Test for drugs
Since the federal government has loosened the rules on pot smoking in Canada, is it time to review union contracts that prohibit mandatory drug testing in police, fire and bus union contracts.
Presently, these union members are not compelled to submit to drug testing after a “critical incident.”
A union member who can use “deadly force” is allowed to go home after a shooting, or other deadly force incident, without drug testing, is prohibited from offering the same evidence as they would demand at a roadside stop.
It is unconscionable that a member can be deemed OK to work if his shift supervisor looks at him in the morning, and “feels” he is OK.
As flight crew on an aircraft, I was aware that after any incident, I would be tested for drugs or alcohol at any time.
So why do we not hold police and firefighters to the same standard? John Day London