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>> It's the first strike at the Bank of England for more than 50 years, and it's embarrassing for an institution that scrutinizes wage growth in the UK. Maintenance and security staff wearing masks of Governor Mark Carney highlighting growing pressure on the conservative government to end tight controls on public sector wages.
Although it's independent of the government, the Bank of England has limited pay rises to 1% for its staff in line with other public bodies. That's below inflation which has risen faster than wages for most of the past decade. Tuesday is the first of a planned three-day long strike at the bank which is more than 300 hundred years old.
If it lasts that long, it will coincide with so called super Thursday, when Britons will find out if the record low interest rates could soon be lifted for the first time in more than a decade.