Workers down tools at health department head office in Pretoria

PRETORIA - Workers at the health department head office in Pretoria have downed tools.

The Public Servants Association says the department has not addressed safety concerns at the building, despite these issues being raised over the past few months.

Employees are sticking to their guns and are refusing to occupy the Civitas Building, which has been declared unsafe.

Another government building in Pretoria is meanwhile being evacuated for safety reasons.

The Department of Correctional Services head office is in breach of fire and emergency regulations.

Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga and a contingent of the city’s senior Emergency Services members have ordered the building's immediate evacuation.

Correctional Services says it's working hard to rectify the situation