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Burst Main Closes Chessington

Friday, July 27, 2018

 

GMB RESPONDS TO BURST PIPE AT CHESSINGTON WORLD OF ADVENTURES

While fun for families has been stopped, Thames Water's shareholders will continue to profit from the lack of investment in our Infrastructure says GMB Union

GMB, the water union, has responded to the closure of Chessington World of Adventures due to a burst water pipe. [1]

Stuart Fegan, GMB National Officer, said:

"The burst water main at Chessington World of Adventures is another example of the lack of investment in our water infrastructure.

"Last year Thames Water lost 677 million litres of water every single day - the most of all the privatised water companies.

"Shareholders continued to profit by £100 million last year and the CEO has been paid £6.3 million since 2013.

"While fun for families at Chessington has been stopped today, Thames Water's shareholders will continue to profit from the lack of investment in our Infrastructure.”

“The UK needs to ‘Take Back the Tap’ and return our water industry to public ownership to be run for the many and not the few.”

ENDS

Contact: GMB press office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Notes to editors:

[1] https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/chessington-world-adventures-closed-burst-12989639
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