Industrial action is first at the bank in more than 50 years
Bank of England workers are to stage a four-day strike which could bring a world financial institution to a halt.
Here’s all you need to know about the bitter dispute.
When is the Bank of England strike?
Unite members working in the maintenance, parlours and security departments will be taking strike action on July 31, August 1, 2 and 3.
This will be the first strike of its kind for 50 years.
The announcement follows a 95 per cent vote in favour of industrial action.
Why are workers walking out?
Unite said staff were furious about their pay.
The union said this was shown by its members voting for strike action because of their employer’s outright refusal to negotiate a fair pay deal for its workforce.
The Bank of England now faces its first strike action in more than half a century.
This will see the bank’s sites, including the iconic Threadneedle Street in the city of London will unable to stay open without the maintenance, parlours and security staff at work.
What is the pay rise dispute?
Unite said staff have been given a below inflation pay offer for the second year running.
A third have been told they will not get a pay rise in 2017.
And all the while the cost of living, especially in London, has been rising.
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