Monday, 3 July 2017

Bank of England staff to go on four-day strike

Workers at the Bank of England will stage a four-day strike starting on 31 July in support of a pay claim.

According to the Unite union, the strike will leave its headquarters in the City of London without security and maintenance staff and "effectively inoperable".

However, the Bank says it has contingency plans in place.

It will be the first time in more than 50 years that the Bank has faced a walkout by staff.

The Bank of England has 4,000 staff, but it is unclear how many of them will walk out at the end of this month.
The move follows a ballot which produced a 95% vote for strike action.

The union said its members were angry that, for the second year in a row, they had been offered a pay rise that was below the rate of inflation.

This year's pay rise was capped at 1%, with up to one-third of staff due to get no pay increase at all this year, the union said.

BBC    News.

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