The National Association of Plants Operators (NAPO) on Tuesday gave a seven-day ultimatum to Julius Berger Nig. Plc to include its members in the company’s road projects to avoid an industrial crisis.
In a letter addressed to Mr Wolfgang Goetsch, Managing Director of Julius Berger, NAPO President, Harold Benstowe, said that the workers were ready to ensure the peaceful relationship with the management.
Benstowe said that the union issued the ultimatum because several appeals made which included a meeting held in Lagos on Aug. 17, 2017, to discuss with the management, failed.
According to the NAPO letter, the National Administrative Council agreed that a seven-day ultimatum should be given to Julius Berger.
”We agreed that the management should call NAPO to address our demand to domesticate the inclusion of 80 percent of NAPO members in road projects such as Bodo to Bonny road project in Port-Harcourt,” he said.
The NAPO president said that nothing was done in spite of previous letters on the issue to the management.
He cautioned that any form of divide and rule policy would not be condoled and urged the management to embrace peace for the growth of the company.