Popcru to protest against unsafe buildings for workers



Popcru claims that its members are now threatened with being briefly dismissed, while the management of the department has not proven that the building is habitable.

FILE: Members of Popcru marching in Johannesburg CBD. Image: EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Police union Popcru says it will work against unsafe buildings tomorrow at a picket at the head office of the Correctional Department in Pretoria.

According to the trade union, civil servants are not allowed to work in unsafe buildings until they have been declared unsafe.

It claims that fire-fighting systems do not work, while elevators are outdated.

Popcru says that his members are now threatened with being briefly discharged, while the management of the department has not proven that the building is habitable.

Earlier this month, fire broke out at the Lisbon Bank building in Joburg where three firefighters were killed.

That building was declared unsafe even before the fire.

Popcru spokesperson Richard Mamabolo says that employees in Pretoria should have an alternative workplace.

"We do not take the risk that our members work from those offices."


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