Workers with Fidelity Bank Plc across Nigeria have threatened to disrupt business activities of the bank within five days.
They are demanding payment of their entitlements by the Bank’s management.
The Bank however says the staff who were outsourced, were recalled in line with their existing contracts and according to extant labour laws.
The workers, under the aegis of Concerned Note Counters Association of Fidelity Bank and Global Integrity Crusade Network are reacting to a statement credited to Bank’s Divisional Head, Brand and Communications, Charles Aigbe on September 26th, that the employees are deliberately casting aspersions on the bank in order to give it a bad name.
Fidelity Bank had earlier issued a statement saying the planned disruption of service and social media attacks on the bank by some outsourced workers was unwarranted and misdirected.
But reacting through a statement jointly signed by Abdulrahman Abdulraheem, Director of Media of Global Integrity Crusade Network and Josiah Olusanya, Welfare Officer of the Note Counters association in Abuja on Monday, the employees faulted the Bank’s claims, arguing that they are not contract staff and as such, they should not be ill-treated.