Belfast Telegraph

Bank of England workers accept pay deal

A dispute over pay at the Bank of England, which led to a strike last month, has been resolved.

The Unite union said its members, including security staff and cleaners, have voted to accept a deal.

Regional officer Mercedes Sanchez said: "Unite is pleased to bring the Bank of England dispute to an end, having secured significant improvements for staff across the organisation.

"Unite members have shown that by standing firm against an employer attempting to ignore their rights, they can succeed. Unite will now be involved in all future pay negotiations at the Bank from the outset.

"We welcome the Bank's new commitment for fair pay for all its staff.

"During the three days of strike action, Unite members made it clear that the current pay situation was unacceptable and the union welcomes the bank's acknowledgement that changes must be brought forward."

Unite said it has also secured extra annual leave for Bank staff, as well as a payment for workers on lower salaries in the 2017/18 pay review.

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