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newseNCA reports that members of the Public Servants Association (PSA) and the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) on Tuesday gathered outside the Civitas building in Pretoria, refusing to enter for work.  

This was after the Labour Department issued a prohibition order against the National Health Department in Pretoria declaring the building to be unsafe.  The building can only be occupied once it meets occupational health and safety standards.  An inspector was dispatched to the building following legal action by unions, who said their members have experienced respiratory and other health issues caused by their working conditions.  This came just months after three firefighters lost their lives fighting a blaze at the Bank of Lisbon building in the Johannesburg city centre.  That building was found to be non-compliant with occupational health and safety standards.

  • This short report is at eNCA


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