(Recasts with strike called off)
BUENOS AIRES Dec 14 Bank workers in Argentina
called off a second day of strikes scheduled for Thursday after
many banks closed their doors as employees demanded higher
salaries amid soaring inflation, the union representing workers
said in a statement.
Wednesday's strike affected only international banks while
workers at Argentine banks were to join on Thursday. But they
decided to cancel the second day and will attend talks hosted by
the Labor Ministry scheduled for Friday, union La Bancaria said.
Traders reported lower volumes in financial markets due to
the bank closures. Argentine consumers are accustomed to
frequent strikes and no disruption was reported.
(Reporting by Walter Bianchi; Writing by Caroline Stauffer;
Editing by Bill Trott and Leslie Adler)