I see the boss of the prison guards union is having a sook about drug tests.
The Department of Corrections is facing a backlash after introducing random drug and alcohol testing for prison guards.
The new testing regime took effect on July 1 and means any officers involved in accidents or fights – or who are suspected of being under the influence – will have to undergo on-the-spot testing.
The Corrections Association union estimates 2000 guards will be tested each year, at a cost of more than $1 million.
President Beven Hanlon said it was ludicrous for guards to be tested when drugs were rife among the prisoners, who can be tested only if they volunteer.
He said there were far more urgent risks to prison guards’ safety and the money would be better spent on stab-proof vests.
“We’ve got a horrendous rate of getting attacked at work. Why don’t we look at that side of safety instead of this bollocks around drug testing?” Hanlon said.
WTF? It is the guards job to stop the prisoners getting drugs…perhaps if they weren’t on drugs themselves they might do a better job.
What a bunch of bleating whingers. The best part is their kindergarten sandpit argument that ‘if prisoners don’t have to do a drug test why should prison officers’
How about because you are at work you pack of snivelling twats.
More Union based crying over trim milk versus of full fat.