A total number of 54,000 petrol pumps all over India will go on a nation-wide strike on October 13 in recognition of their long-pending demands, a petrol pump operators association official said on Saturday.
The strike will commence from midnight of October 12 till the clock strikes 12 AM on October 13. According to the petrol pump, no sorts of transactions will take place during this period.
The decision came after United Petroleum Front (UPF), an umbrella organization of three nationwide organisations of all petrol dealers, expressed concern over the losses to both consumers and dealers over the daily changing prices of oil products and bringing petroleum products under GST regime.
The demands also include implementation of the pending agreement signed with oil marketing companies on 4 November 2016, scrapping unfair penalties imposed under Marketing Discipline Guidelines, and approved but not given dealer margins.
"As the first step, we shall stop buying and selling petrol/diesel at all the 54,000 pumps in the country on 13 October. If our demands are not accepted, then from 27 October, we will launch an indefinite nationwide strike", Federation Of Maharashtra Petrol Dealers Association (Fampeda) president Uday Lodh said.