The officers of the State of Bank of India (SBI) who were planning to go on two-day strike on April 8th and 9th have cancelled the plans after having positive discussion with the bank management.
The General Secretary of All India State Bank of India Officers Federation, G. D. Nadaf said, "We have called it off. The operations will be normal on these days."
The strike was called off after the bank management agreed on the demands kept forward by the staff. Amongst the major demands included the denial of appointing two officers for checking voucher payment and not providing house rent allowance to those staying in their own property despite of the approval by the bank management.
SBI Officers' Federation general secretary Samir Banerjee said that the strike would have affected the functioning at around 11,000 SBI branches spread across the nation.
The Federation also opposed the bank's move on opening new branches without having adequate staff and infrastructure.
Further the officers had also threatened the bank that they would observe another strike in May if the management does not answer to their call.