State Bank of India today termed the strike called by its officers for November 8 and 9 as unfortunate and said that it would damage the customers' interest and confidence.
"It is unfortunate. The talks are still going on..." SBI Chairman told reporters on the sidelines of three-day conference "Bancon 2011", organised by Indian Banks' Association and Indian Overseas Bank here at Chennai.
Stating that the strike called by the All India State Bank Officer's Federation (AISBOF) would damage the interests of its customers, he said, "We expect and hope that the strike will be called off. We have not estimated our losses on account of the strike yet. More than loss of money, it will damage the confidence of our customers".
Services in the banks' nearly 13,500 branches across the country are likely to be affected as its officers have given a strike call on November 8 and 9. The bank has a customer base of over 13.60 crore
AISBOF served a notice for the two day country-wide strike in pursuance of certain demands.
Source : Economic Times
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