15 Jun 2009

French Polynesia faces strike warnings

11:03 am on 15 June 2009

Reports from French Polynesia say strike warnings have been issued in several sectors as wage talks appear to be progressing slowly.

The targets of possible strike action are the fuel distribution companies as well as Air France and the golf course at Atimaono.

Press reports say a tanker is due in Papeete and there is concern that the labour dispute could delay its offloading.

At Air France, plans are said to be afoot to no longer roll over some contracts of local staff but to use employees who come from Paris.