Petroleum dealers call nationwide strike on July 12,2017
The All India Petrol Dealers’ Association (AIPDA) has announced a nationwide “no-purchase” agitation on July 5 that will be followed by a petrol pump strike on July 12. AIPDA is protesting against the oil marketing companies’ failure to install 100 per cent automated system at the pumps and lack of transparency in the daily dynamic pricing mode.
“We had a stormy three-hour meeting with oil marketing companies (OMCs) on June 29. The OMCs had agreed with us and had assured that price protection needs to be given,” said AIPDA spokesperson Ali Daruwalla.
He added, “However, they (OMCs) could not give us any specific date for implementation of price protection, for which we all walked out in protest. We were requested by OMCs to wait till 2 pm on June 30 for their reconsideration… yet no fruitful result has come out. Hence, we have decided to resort to a no-purchase agitation on July 5 and a no-purchase-no sale agitation on July 12 across the country.”