8 February 2022
RMT Press Office:
General Secretary Mick Lynch said;
“Coming hot on the heels of the Shell announcement these obscene BP profits and shareholder dividends are indefensible while our key workers face crippling energy bills and the economy fails. These figures only serve to illustrate why public ownership and a different national energy strategy is desperately needed.
“The figures also prove that there is plenty of cash sloshing around these energy giants to invest in jobs, safety and a just transition to a green and sustainable future.”
Notes to editors:
1. In 2015, there were 53,881 UK nationals working offshore according to OGUK’s Offshore Workforce Demographic report 2015.
2. OGUK’s Workforce Insight Report from 2021 estimates 26,900 directly employed offshore workers.