Bank of England Staff Strike for First Time in 50 Years

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Staff at the Bank of England began a three-day strike the first at Britain’s central bank in more than 50 years, as part of a dispute over pay.

Employees from the maintenance, security and frontline hospitality departments walked out over what the Unite union said was a “pathetic”, below-inflation pay offer for the second year running. Around 150 people work in the three affected departments.

A spokesman for the Bank of England said it has “plans in place so that all essential business will continue to operate as normal during the period.

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