Workers at Oberstown Detention Centre are threatening to go on strike over a new mixed-gender unit.
Forsa is meeting management this afternoon to discuss the issue.
A new mixed-gender unit at Oberstown Detention Centre in Dublin is causing fear among staff.
The workers say there is a very real threat to the health and safety of young people in their care and to themselves.
Forsa says it was not consulted on the policy and the majority of its members are against the new unit.
Assistant General Secretary of the union, Seán McElhinney, says workers are prepared to go on strike.
Fórsa is preparing for the possibility of industrial action at the Oberstown youth detention centre following the placement of a young female detainee into a new mixed-gender unit. Read more ⬇️⬇️⬇️https://t.co/uRlA8xIaWB
— Fórsa trade union (@forsa_union_ie) October 16, 2020
The Board and management at Oberstown say all practices on the campus are in line with national and international standards.
Forsa trade union is meeting with management over the issue this afternoon.