The whole priority will now shift to mergers and bad loan recovery will become the casualty,” General Secretary of All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) C H Vekatachalam said.
State Bank of India has already said the impact would be minimum as most of its employees are not members of the participating unions.
The strike call on Sept 26, 27 was given to protest merger of 10 banks into four bigger banks recently announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
This is a part of the all India bank strike which will be held to protest against the merger of 10 state-run banks.
The bank unions have been pressing for various demands, including wage revision in the wake of the proposal for a 2 per cent hike in salary.
Over 150,000 bank employees in Maharashtra joined the nationwide banking strike, paralysing all financial operations in the country's commercial capital.
Around 12 lakh financial instruments valued around Rs 7,300 crore would not be cleared, and with branches closed, automatic teller machines might get empty sooner than normal.