By Jack Bloom MPL, DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health:
Staff at the head office of the Gauteng Health Department are demonstrating outside the Bank of Lisbon building where they work in central Johannesburg in protest at unhealthy working conditions.
They complain that the offices are unbearably hot without air-conditioning and that they often get stuck in the lifts.
Another issue is the lack of parking after the department failed to pay the company that provided parking bays.
The staff have valid grievances that should have been addressed long ago.
It’s one more example of poor management by the department.