Take the drugs test
August 18, 2011
As a thinking member of society, it is beyond my understanding, why the driver of a public service vehicle, male or female, who is involved in an accident, would refuse to participate in safe driving rules, put in place to protect the public and the driver. To agree to be employed by the Public Transportation Department is an indication that you agree to all regulations in place. So take the drugs test.
No matter what the results, the driver's employment would not be affected. If the results were positive, the driver would participate in a programme to assist them to overcome any drug addiction they might have while they continue to work at full pay. If negative, the driver would return to work at full pay.
A better result than the current situation which has ended with the driver, through her own actions, not the accident, but her defiance in refusing to take the drugs test, not once or twice but five times. She is now unemployed and the union's support of this insubordination has caused a disruption in bus service to untold numbers of commuters for who knows how long. Doesn't she or her fellow union members care about the number of people this will affect in trying to get to work and home?
Someone please help me to understand this.
A FELLOW CITIZEN
City of Hamilton