Two Tahiti strikes settled as more action looms

2:10 pm on 12 May 2016

Two labour disputes in French Polynesia have been settled while more strike action looms.

A three-day strike at the port in Papeete has ended and agreement has been reached at the hospital in Taravao after a strike started at midnight.

At the weekend, a general strike was averted after lengthy negotiations between the government and unions over a range of issues concerning social security.

However, the territorial administration ponders strike action and a strike warning is in force by employees of Air Tahiti who fear cuts because of a drop in domestic travel.

Market in Papeete, French Polynesia

Market in Papeete, French Polynesia Photo: RNZI / Walter Zweifel

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