Ashley Youth Detention Centre

Posted on
November 30, 2021
Public Sector

Transition agreement the priority for most workers

As you know, we’ve been trying to talk to as many Ashley workers as possible after the Premier’s announcement about closing the centre. We can’t catch up with everyone so it’s great so many of you have told us what’s what through our member survey.

As of Wednesday this week, only just over 35% of youth workers supported the establishment of a 12-hour shift roster at Ashley as a priority.

Just to be perfectly clear, there can be no 12-hour shift roster without an agreement. Workers can work 12-hour shifts, but overtime provisions would apply. No agreement means no 12-hour roster, end of story.

The other overwhelming message is that people are feeling unsure and concerned about what the future holds and are keen to lock in a transition agreement as soon as possible.

We’ll be chasing Communities up about when we can start those discussions.

If you want to discuss the survey or anything else, please contact us at HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or

For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email or complete our online contact form

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