Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lorry owners threaten strike

KOCHI: The Kerala Goods Transporters Federation has threatened to go ahead with the indefinite strike called from Friday, August 6, if the government does not redress their grievances.

Addressing mediapersons here on Tuesday, federation president N.A. Muhammed Kutty said that lorry owners in the State could not raise fares, despite increase in operational costs and workers wages. He alleged that agents and brokers in many northern districts of the State had formed a cartel, imposing �turn system on goods transporters. The agents demand a share of the transporting charge. Though customers are thus forced to pay more for the produce, farmers, goods manufactures, traders and lorry owners do not benefit.

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