Fidelity Bank clears the air on viral video of AUPCTRE live protest
Fidelity Bank Plc, released a viral video of members of the Merged Union of Public Enterprises, Civil Service, Technical and Recreational Employees (AUPCTRE) playing with a band outside one of its branches in a undisclosed location in Nigeria.
The union said it took the action against the bank for its refusal to pay the sum of N472 million to the union.
In a quick response, Division Head, Brand and Communications, Fidelity Bank, Meksley Nwagboh, in a signed statement, explained that unlike media outlets claiming the men had been wrongly debited by the bank, the video came from a picket exercise organized by the AUPCTRE. about a dispute they had with the Anambra State Urban Water Holding Corporation and the Anambra State Waste Management Authority.
He said: “To this end, we previously issued a statement explaining that although the Union has obtained a garnishment order against the Anambra State Government accounts at Fidelity Bank, we are not able to honor it as judgment debtors, Anambra State Urban Water Holding Corporation and Anambra State Waste Management Authority, immediately filed a notice of appeal together with a motion to stay execution of the order of the court dated the garnishment order.
“The union is aware of these procedures as they have been served. The motion for a stay of execution is still pending and had not yet been heard and decided when the union took the law into its own hands to attack Fidelity Bank.