Today is the day that the governments welfare reforms kick in. One of the reforms is to introduce drug testing for jobseekers in relevant industries.
Other new obligations include drug-testing for jobseekers in relevant industries, which is expected to trigger benefit cuts for up to 5800 people, and a requirement for beneficiaries to clear outstanding arrest warrants.
All pretty sensible things, but why is Helen Kelly opposed to drug testing?
Hey young peeps, no jobs, no apprtshps, youth rates, 90 day rule, boot camps & now drug testing. Bet u didn’t realize ur the problem!
— Helen Kelly (@helenkellyCTU) July 14, 2013
I would have thought drug testing in industries such as forestry or anywhere requiring people to use heavy machinery would have been very useful as a way of minimising risk from accidents.
In 2012 Helen Kelly opposed drug testing in forestry and as from her comments above it seems she still does, yet she is constantly harping on about deaths in forestry. Just the other day she wrote a post at The Standard about deaths in forestry.
So why does Helen Kelly oppose drug testing in dangerous occupations? Will she even answer the question? Will any mainstream media bother to ask her?
You have to ask why the CTU opposes a drug free work environment?