Several public transportation unions have announced a three-day consecutive strike, from July 31st to August 2nd, 2023, in protest against the recent government fuel price hike. They are demanding a significant 40% reduction in gasoline prices and the implementation of appropriate measures to address the ongoing economic crisis.
The union leaders believe that the government’s fuel price decrease is far below what they expected and will not effectively solve the financial hardships faced by public transportation users and workers. Despite the announced measure, the overall cost of fuel remains prohibitively high for households and businesses dependent on public transportation.
According to the union representatives, a 40% reduction in gasoline prices is a necessary step to alleviate the financial burden on households and businesses. The high fuel costs not only impact consumer expenses but also undermine the competitiveness of businesses.