10 Jul 2017

Student violence prompts New Caledonia strike

11:33 am on 10 July 2017

New Caledonia's vocational schools are today affected by a one-day strike in protest at growing violence.

Residential areas in Noumea, New Caledonia south of the city. 2008


Unionised staff have decided to walk out to draw attention to the increase of both verbal and physical abuse since the beginning of the year.

The action was triggered by the stabbing of a teacher at the end of June.

The union's umbrella group said it had also become common to steal personal belongings of school employees.