AYDC: we need to hear from you

Posted on
June 15, 2023
Public Sector

Your safety matters

We’re receiving more and more calls from workers about the ongoing stresses and difficulties you’re facing at Ashley. Recently this has been about the low staffing numbers of late.

We know work has been done to recruit more youth workers and deploy them on the ground, but the numbers of young people and ongoing staffing issues are still causing their challenges. The main one we’re hearing is that these issues have meant safety concerns – and we think what’s most important is your safety.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: please don’t put yourself in a risky situation if you can help it, particularly when there are fewer workers than required on site.

We know you truly care about the young people who find themselves at Ashley, but it’s not worth the risk to your safety or theirs.

Now, we need to have a chat about what’s going on with the wider youth justice reform and whether we’re ever going to start hearing from the government about the transition to new facilities.

You'll see us about at your work soon, so please make sure you come and have a chat so we can hear from you.

For further information, please contact us on 1300 880 032 or via assist@hacsu.org.au

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

Public Sector