Ahead of Friday’s nationwide petrol bunkers strike, state-run oil marketers today said they are baffled by the move as almost all their demands have already been met but warned that being an Esma subject they may approach the states to scuttle the strike.
The United Petroleum Front (UPF) had last Friday called for a one-day nationwide strike on October 13 to press for various demands including better margins, doing away with steep monetary penalties for not meeting the new marketing discipline guidelines and bringing petroleum items under GST.
The front, which also warned of indefinite strike from October 27 if their demands were not met, represents around 54,000 bunkers belonging to the All-India Petroleum Traders, All-India Petroleum Dealers Association and Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers. Read More…
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