The Meghalaya Joint Council of Trade Unions & Associations (MJCTU&A) has extended full support to the ongoing strike called by the commercial vehicles.
“We also urge the chief minister of Meghalaya to intervene into the vexed issue and to settle the demands through negotiation but it should not be at the cost of the general public,” the MJCTU&A said in a statement.
It also reminded that due to the continuous price rise of essential commodities during the pre & post lockdown period, the common people of the state are the worst sufferers .
“As such, mitigate the hardship of common peoples as well as the members of taxi drivers & owners association coupled with other commercial Transporters, the MJCTU&A strongly urges upon the government of Meghalaya to come forward with a mechanism which can give relief to all affected people of the state,” it said.
The MJTU&A also urged the concerned department to check the ongoing skyrocketing price rise of essential items including vegetables, non-essential items and different types of general medicine .
In no case, petrol and diesel price rise and subsequent hike of taxi fare and transport charges etc, should not be imposed upon affected common people of the state, it asserted.