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Bank of England may face first strike in more than 50 years

The Bank of England may face the first strike in more than half a century: the security and technical service employees, who are dissatisfied with their salaries, intend to leave their jobs on July 31 for a period of four days.

Labor dispute in the British Central Bank is a signal of growing pressure on the UK government in terms of the necessity to increase salaries of civil servants in conditions of accelerating inflation, which adversely affects the standard of living of the country's population.

This year's pay rise was capped at 1% until 2020, while inflation in the UK accelerated to 2.9% in May amid weak pound as a result of the country's decision to withdraw from the EU.

The Unite union appealed to the governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney to take measures to resolve the pay issue.



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