Responding to the announcement of a huge increase in BP’s profits Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said:

“People will be confounded by the latest profits announced by BP. In three months, in April to June this year, the oil giant’s profits soared to almost £7 billion. Yet predictions are that household energy bills are to rise to a calamitous £3,600 a year. How can this contrast continue time after time?

 “The British economy does not work for workers and their families. Britain’s real crisis isn’t rising prices it’s an epidemic of unfettered profiteering.”


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For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Barckley Sumner on 020 3371 2067 or 07802 329235.

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Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.