Water price increases 'insult'

Posted by GMB Admin
Friday 6 October 2023
GMB Trade Union - Water price increases 'insult'

GMB, the water union, has described water bill increases as an ‘insult’.

Gary Carter, GMB National Officer, said:

“Consumers shouldn't have to foot the bills when water companies have paid out billions in dividends, dumped millions of gallons of sewage in rivers and seas and failed to invest for decades.

“Water bosses are the ones responsible for the terrible state of England's rivers and waterways ; they should be paying to restore them to good health, not the public.

“OFWAT and the Government must not allow water companies to hike bills. It’s an insult as sky high energy bills heap more financial pain on consumers.

“Water privatisation has failed - consumers shouldn't have to pay for this failure.”

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