Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Petroleum dealers strike on October13

Call Off Strike On October 13 OMCs Tell Fuel Dealers Petrol bunks strike from October 12 midnight
Terence Owen | 12 October, 2017, 07:39

Tribune News ServiceJalandhar, October 10The United Petroleum Front (UPF) has announced a nation-wide strike of dealers on October 13 to press for demands, including better margins and inclusion of petroleum products in the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The petrol traders had chose to shut their services on October 13 preventing any fuel sale or purchase on the day, they had also planned to go on an indefinite strike if their demands were not met.

Addressing mediapersons here today, the president of NEIPDA (Upper Assam chapter) Samiran Bordoloi said that 1422 outlets under the NEIPDA across the north-eastern region will remain closed on Friday as the association has chose to support the strike call given by UPF seeking fulfilment of pending demands ignored by the state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) since an agreement was signed last November. The strike was called protesting against discrepancies in supply and demand to include petroleum products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Petrol pump owners have withdrawn their strike after tough stance taken by oil marketers.

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Through this strike, around 1,000 pumps will be directly impacted. S Ramesh, BPCL director (marketing), said even if there was a strike this Friday, it will not be "total". Also this is not a professional way of calling a strike. We came to know about it in the media.

"We have been fighting for our rights since long but neither the oil marketing companies (OMCs) nor the Union Government is paying heed to it". Balwinder Singh Canth, director of marketing, International Olympic Committee told FPJ, "There are some dealers who have told us that they will not part take in the strike as they feel the reason for strike is unreasonable". "In case we feel there may be some disruption, we will approach the state governments concerned and seek their intervention to ensure the public is not inconvenienced". "They had given it in black and white but nothing has changed so far", he said.

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