14 May 2008

French Polynesia urged to join French teacher strike this week

3:11 pm on 14 May 2008

Teachers in French Polynesia have been urged to join a French national one-day strike against possible job cuts outlined in the budget.

The FSU union has called on Tahiti's teachers to meet outside a Papeete high school the day after tomorrow to show their opposition to the planned elimination of 11,000 education jobs later this year.

It says the consequences for the territory will be serious as the running of schools is to become, from next year, a matter for the territorial government.