Unite the union has today (22 May) reacted to 540 job losses announced by BP. The oil giant stated that the job losses come as part of efficiency savings despite oil prices recently hitting $80 a barrel for the first time in four years. It is projected by global analysts that over the coming months the price will hit $100 a barrel.
Unite Industrial Officer, Tommy Campbell, said:
"The 540 job losses announced by BP is bewildering with the price of oil hovering around $80 per barrel and the expectation it will continue to rise. This news will add great uncertainty to the workforce which is why BP must clarify that there will be no compulsory redundancies. It is yet another disappointing headline for an industry, which has lost a staggering 160,000 jobs in three years."
For further information please contact Unite regional officer in Aberdeen Tommy Campbell 07810 157920.