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Restructure: Ashley Youth Detention Centre

ON 4 December 2014 the CPSU collated and provided all Member feedback to the Department of Children & Youth Services (CYS) about the proposed restructure of the Ashley Youth Detention Centre (AYDC). The next stage in the consultation process is for the employer to consider Member feedback, provide a response and where possible modify the proposal to minimise the impact on staff.


The CYS has now responded to the feedback. Please read the document below.

– All staff – response to staff feedback – AYDC resourcing proposal

CYS has reported that the Expression of Interest period for redundancy options has now closed and the Department is assessing these. Your CPSU will request information about the number of redundancies that are being considered and what the potential impacts of this are on the existing staff and operations.


There are significant changes proposed in the area of admissions with the Admissions Officer positions being scrapped and those responsibilities shared among the Operations Supervisor, Coordinators and the Operations Support Officer. Any Members directly or indirectly impacted by these decisions should ensure they understand the impacts this change will have on your roles and if you have unanswered questions, then please raise these ASAP.


The Department also indicated its intention to review all Catering staff at the AYDC. The review is set to begin this month and a commitment was provided to consult with both staff and their unions before the process begins. Your CPSU will update you once we’ve received this information.


Members can contact your Organiser Sarah Miller if you have any questions or concerns prior to this.


Consultation will still be ongoing as the changes are implemented throughout AYDC, please contact Sarah if you require individual assistance or If you have any further outstanding issues on the above response from the department. Sarah can arrange a phone call for each individual Member at a convenient time for you.


Please feel free to send this email to your colleagues who may need help during the restructure.


Contact AYDC Organiser Sarah Miller on 6234 1708 or at

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