Assam: LPG distributors to go on strike due to non-recognition as frontliners
The North East Indane Distributors Association of Assam, in a press release on Tuesday, said they would go on a strike from next week due to Assam government not recognising their LPG distributors as frontline workers and not giving any priority to them for COVID-19 vaccination.
The association stated that this decision comes as other governments in the northeast have recognised LPG distributors as frontline workers. However, even after repeatedly knocking the doors of the government, they failed to garner any official response for distributors in Assam.
“Our frontline workers this time are reluctant to get themselves involved in the filled-LPG distribution mechanism unless vaccination is being administrated on them on priority basis,” the release said.
“We have been continuously requesting the state government and Indian Oil, to impress upon the government machinery to recognise our frontline workers as COVID warriors so that vaccination could be administered to them on priority basis to boost their morale,” the release added.
The association stressed that the state government must take immediate steps towards the welfare of distributors so that the LPG supplies is not hampered at any time.
(Edited by Marvin Kharsohnoh)
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