LONDON, July 29 /PRNewswire/ --

Commenting on the announcement that BP has made approximately GBP4 billion ($7.8 billion) in profits in the last quarter, Tony Woodley, joint general secretary of Unite said:

"While ordinary working people struggle to make ends meet, BP's boardroom is wading through knee-deep profits. It is high time that our government moved to stop these fuel corporates picking the pockets of the poor and needy.

"A windfall tax now would ensure that the money was there to help the old and vulnerable through these tough times. Tax the fuel companies now so that those who helped to create these mega-profits get their rightful share of them."

For further information call Pauline Doyle, Unite press office, on +44-(0)7976-832-861