19 Aug 2017

New Caledonia pharmacists call off strike

7:00 pm on 19 August 2017

Pharmacists in New Caledonia have called off their indefinite strike after what they say was a successful dialogue with the government.

The strike was launched on Monday over pricing issues, with pharmacists accusing the government of failing to respect earlier agreements.

They said the indexation now unilaterally imposed by the government would see a price freeze extended to the end of the year.

In a statement, the pharmacists say a way has been found to reform the health care system.

The statement also apologises to the public for the inconvenience the strike might have caused.

It was the second chemists' strike in the past two months.