Durban - The demands from eThekwini Municipality's workers have deepened as more units join the strike to have their salary increased from grade 4 to grade 10.
On Monday the strike intensified. Traffic was brought to a standstill as refuse was threw on the busy streets.
Heavy trucks from Durban Solid Waste (DSW), and the departments of roads and transport, parks as well as the electricity department were left unattended on the roads blocking the traffic, while thousands of municipal workers protested in front of the City Hall.
Workers also tampered with infrastructure, water valves were opened and millions of litres of water were wasted.
Power outages were reported in several areas, allegedly deliberately done by the protesting workers.