Tuesday, August 1

Bank Of England Staff To Go On Strike For The First Time In 50 years

The first strike by Bank of England workers in more than 50 years is to go ahead from Tuesday after last-ditch talks broke down.

Members of Unite working in departments including maintenance and security will walk out for three days in a dispute over pay.

The union, which is protesting at the imposition of a below-inflation pay offer, blamed the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, for the failure of the talks, held at the conciliation service Acas.

A protest will be held outside the Bank’s headquarters in the City of London on Tuesday, when staff
will wear Carney masks.

Unite accused the Bank of imposing a “derisory” below-inflation pay increase for the second year running. Up to a third of staff will get no pay rise this year, according to the union. Oh well.

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