Bank of England strike commences - photo call amended date

Bank of England strike - photo call - amended date

28 July 2017

WHEN: Tuesday 1 August 2017, 10:00-10:30am
WHERE: The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH

Staff at the Bank of England will start a three day strike on Tuesday 1 August 2017. The strikers will be holding a demonstration outside the bank’s London office at 10am on Tuesday (1 August) to mark the start of the strike over pay.

In a gesture of goodwill by the union the start of the strike has been postponed for one day in order to allow for last minute talks to take place at Acas.

Protestors will be wearing masks of Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and holding placards and flags stating: ‘Bank of England staff want fair pay’.

This is the first strike action at the bank in over 50 years. Unite members working in the maintenance, parlours and security departments will be taking three days of strike action on 1, 2 and 3 August 2017.

Unite members are calling on the Bank of England to give staff fair pay following the imposition of a derisory pay settlement without negotiating with recognised union Unite. Staff are angry that the bank has imposed a below inflation pay offer for the second year running. As the pay distribution is at management discretion the result of this pay award is that some staff will get no pay rise in 2017 whatsoever.


For further information contact Saba Edwards: 07768 693 953.

Notes to editors:

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.