Office-bearers of the trade unions of bank officers and employees under the banner of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) staged a dharna in front of the zonal office of State Bank of Hyderabad here on Friday as part of an all-India protest demanding the Indian Banks Association to concede their long-pending demands.

Friday’s dharna is a prelude to the all-India strike by bank officers and employees on June 12. The UFBU is demanding early wage settlement with adequate hike in wages; extension of another option for pension scheme sans pre-conditions; avoiding anti-employee conditions during negotiations and implementation of appointment under compassionate grounds and ex gratia scheme as per an understanding arrived in the past.