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Kids 'Sleeping On Floor' At Qld Jail

Workers at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre have walked off the job saying the centre is dangerously overcrowded, with some children sleeping on the floor.

Staff at the centre went on strike for nearly seven hours earlier this week to try to resolve the situation, the Together Union has told the ABC.

"They were being asked to house young people with three kids in a room, young people having to sleep on the floor. This is leading to more incidents," the union's Kate Flanders had told the ABC.

The union says the justice department has agreed to address staff concerns, after the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission stepped in.

The child safety department has told the ABC it's implementing a range of measures to address problems at the centre, including more staff.

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