7 Nov 2005

Social care employees in French Polynesia ponder strike

4:19 pm on 7 November 2005

Workers involved in social care in French Polyensia say they are set to go on strike because of a lack of funding.

Dozens of employees walked on the presidential palace to discuss their demand for more money.

They met the President Oscar Temaru who praised their commitment but made no promises for more funding, saying that savings have to be made.

A worker's leader says while the government has talked of promoting social needs, it has failed to enact its promises.

The workers say they will give a strike notice this week.