Petrol pump dealers call off Oct 13 strike

NEW DELHI: Petrol pump dealers today called off their proposed day-long strike on Friday after state-owned oil firms warned them of strict action, including cancelling their contracts.
Various associations of petrol pump dealers had called the 24-hour strike against new Marketing Discipline Guidelines which impose stringent penalties for short-selling, operating automated pumps in manual mode without authorisation, non- provision of clean toilet and not paying minimum wages to employees.
“The director marketing of the three oil companies had appealed to us not to go on strike and so we are withdrawing the strike on their appeal,” said Ajay Bansal, President of All India Petroleum Dealers Association. (Agencies)