We are outraged with the BN Government for announcing their decision to go ahead with the regressive Goods and Services Tax or GST as announced by the Prime Minister.
We believe the tax, if implemented, will
i. Further increase the income disparity of the rich and poor
ii. Create a high level of inflation which will further burden the majority of the people
iii. Bring more hardship to the majority of the people and bring down their standard of living
We call upon the Government:
i. To immediately stop any plans to implement the GST
ii. To implement the Minimum Wage Act to safeguard the interest of workers, the poor and the marginalized.
iii. To stop the privatisation of all basic needs and to ensure that they are affordable for the poor
We call upon all those who care for justice and social solidarity to protest against this neo-liberal attack against the people and sign this petition.
See the existing signatures here