Youth detention workers in Queensland are currently walking off the job over health and safety concerns.
These workers feel they are in imminent danger of violence due to a critical staffing shortage in youth detention.
Workers at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre and West Moreton Youth Detention are gathering outside the Centres at 99 Wolston Park Road, Wacol.
These workers are bound by Government policy and are unable to speak to the media, but they have nominated myself as an Australian Workers’ Union representative to provide grabs and speak to their issues.
A press conference will occur outside of the Centres at 10:15am.
Media Alert – Brisbane Youth Detention Centre
Where: Outside Brisbane Youth Detention Centre (99 Wolston Park Road, Wacol)
Media Contact: Joey Kaiser (Australian Workers’ Union) – 0401 098 484
Pictures: Youth detention workers protesting, waving flags
This situation is dynamic and could potentially change rapidly depending on potential proceedings in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.
If you cannot attend at this time, call me on 0401 098 484 and we can arrange an interview.