Jamshedpur, June 28: Under the banner of Jamshedpur Wholesale Cloth Merchant Association over 5,000 small and big textile traders of steel city will observe a day long strike on June 29 to oppose the 5 per cent GST on textiles. All wholesale textile stores in Jugsalai, Bistupur and Sakchi will down their shutters and protest wearing black badges on Thursday.
On the eve of the strike, traders in Jugsalai the wholesale textile hub of the city burnt clothes and took out a rally against the goods and services tax (GST) Councilís decision to levy 5% tax on the sector. Announcement vans made round around the city asking the traders to be part of the protest and also down their shutters on June 29.
Kamal Jain, President of the association said, textile traders all over the country are on a three-day strike from 27 to 29 June in protest against the goods and services tax (GST) Councilís decision to levy 5% tax on the sector.
Jain further said that textile traders will go in an indefinite strike if their demands are not met at the Council meeting this week.
ďIf the government does not find an amicable solution to our problems in the next GST Council meet, we may call an indefinite strike 1 July onwards”, added Jain.