Unite: 'UK shivers as sun shines on British Gas bosses'

Unite has called on the government to introduce an immediate cap on excessive executive pay which was “an insult to millions of working people living through the worst recession in a generation and the worst March weather in 50 years.”

Enough is enough – this excessive greed which sees casino bankers and the corporate elite running British business pocket millions, while working people struggle to pay their soaring household bills must stop.

As Britain goes through the worst March weather in half a century, the sun shines brightly on Centrica’s bosses while those struggling to pay the bills shiver.

British Gas is making huge profits, but an increasingly number of people are faced with fuel poverty, where more than 10% of their income goes on fuel costs.

The government, presided over by the Bullingdon duo of Cameron and Osborne, is squeezing the life out of people's living standards and is immune to the daily struggle of ordinary people. They either don’t care or are too weak to act on the excessive executive pay which is being made off the back soaring fuel bills and hard pressed customers.

– Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary

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