TRADE UNIONS OPPOSE PETROL PRICE HIKE BY PROTEST RALLIES ON MAY 30 & 31
New Delhi, May 26: The central trade unions BMS, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, TUCC, LPF and SEWA jointly issued the following statement.
All the central trade unions of the country express deepest concern at the reckless decision of the government to increase the price of petrol more than Rs. 7 per litre, unprecedented dose of increase so far, at a time when the economy is in deep crisis. Food inflation has again crossed double-digit when slow down in the economy is unabated, all round economic crisis has overtaken the country.
When it was urgently necessary to take effective steps to curb the criticality of the economic crisis, government has moved in the reverse way perpetuating the crisis and pushing the people, particularly the working masses into intolerable hardships.