Court Upholds Random Drug And Alcohol Testing At Toronto Transit Commission
Ontario's Superior Court Associate Chief Justice, the Honourable Frank Marrocco, denied an application by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 for an injunction against the TTC's decision to implement random drug and alcohol testing.
Random testing is part of the TTC's broader fitness for duty policy to improve the safety of its workplace, its customers and all Toronto road users. Random testing will begin in April. Since 2010, the TTC has had a policy that permits workplace testing for drugs and alcohol under certain conditions. In 2011, the TTC board approved adding random drug and alcohol testing to the policy.
Approximately 10,000 employees in safety-sensitive positions are part of the TTC's random testing program, including designated management positions and all executives. The TTC will randomly test 20 per cent of its workforce annually.