The Council of Trade Unions has wants pre-employment drug testing for beneficiaries scrapped.
. . . The pre-employment drug test policy, introduced in July last year, makes testing compulsory for some jobs.
The CTU said it should be scrapped after the ministry revealed it has no data on the amount of money saved by cutting the benefits of those who have failed the tests. . .
The CTU has been against this policy, introduced by National, from the start and this is just another excuse to oppose it.
But they’re missing the point of the policy.
Unemployed beneficiaries are supposed to be work-ready and someone who tests positive for drugs won’t be.
If the unions put their concern for workers ahead of their political allegiance to Labour they would get the point and also understand the danger workers under the influence of drugs could pose not just to themselves but to other workers.