5 Jul 2005

Mediation sought to end New Caledonia bus strike

6:18 pm on 5 July 2005

Mediation is being sought in New Caledonia where a bus strike affected thousands of commuters in the Noumea area.

The Soenc union took action in an employment dispute at the Carsud company.

The Nouvelles Caledoniennes newspaper says only two of the company's 34 buses could leave the depot.

The strike has now been lifted as talks are scheduled to settle the dispute.