Durban - Protesting employees of eThekwini Water and Sanitation Department (EWS) angry about their pay, used earthmoving equipment and graders to tear up a section of road outside their offices in Electron Road in Springfield Park.
The workers from the department say that they are being underpaid by the municipality and want to be re-graded for the extra duties they perform.
"We do the job of a driver and supervisor yet we get paid as operators," a worker who did not want to be named told the Daily News.
The workers said their jobs were an essential part of the plumbing operations in the city and wanted to be properly compensated.
“We have gone through the line management and the mayor, they have known about this since 2016 and we still haven't got any assistance, so if we will not be getting assistance we ask if they can have a look at our pay to ensure we get the money for the work we do, because we do the job of three people, we drive, we operate and supervise," the eThekwini employee said.