The employees of the Bank of England for the first time in 50 years began a strike


LONDON, August 1. /TASS/. The employees of the Bank of England for the first time in more than 50 years, began a three-day strike, demanding higher wages. On Tuesday, reported Reuters.

According to him, in front of the Bank in London there were about 15 of its employees. As informed in the largest British trade Union Unite, the annual salary of many of those who supported the strike, does not exceed £20 million ($26.4 thousand). In the Bank stressed that the Institute is ready to negotiate on the requirements of their employees.

In the Bank of England, which acts as the Central Bank of the United Kingdom, employs 3.6 thousand people. In the strike involved about 2% of its staff is, should not affect its effectiveness.

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