Employees of the Bank of England for the first time in 50 years, went on strike

Bank of England officials began on Tuesday, August 1, the first in 50 years strike. They are demanding higher wages. About it reports Reuters.

The strike, which involved the security personnel and attendants, will last three days. During this period it is expected the decision of the Board of Directors of the 323-year-old Bank’s key rate, the Agency said.

Reportedly, 15 people gathered in front of the Central office of the Bank in London. Some wore masks with the face of Governor Mark Carney.

Employees of the Central Bank, included in the Unite Union, said that protest against, in their words, ridiculous wages, which was introduced without the consent of the organization. It is noted that the annual earnings of many who supported the strike does not exceed 20 thousand pounds sterling (26,4 thousand dollars, or nearly 1.6 million rubles).

Representatives of the Bank of England in turn declared that communicated with Unite to strike, do it now and “ready to continue these negotiations at any time”. The regulator noted that the strike involved more than two per cent of staff from around the state at 3.6 thousand people, which should not affect performance.

As noted on the website of the trade Union, after the strike the decision on attraction of employees of other departments of the Bank.