The flour prices are rising,
The labour costs are rising,
The transport costs are rising,
The tempers are rising because,
The bread is not rising.
The dispute involves the Consumer Protection department which checks out each bakery’s price list, which is a slow process when bakeries are seeking to increase their prices to meet their overhead costs.
A number of bakeries have been ordered to roll back their prices and the bakers are protesting by ceasing to provide any rolls.
Customers are going without their daily bread for the second day as bakeries protest by stopping supply to the grocery shops.
A full report can be read at this link:
Fuad Ali, ‘Bakery Protest Keeps Bread Off Fujairah Shelves’, Gulf News, 14 November 2007.