5 Aug 2004

Union workers threaten strike in French Polynesia

6:19 am on 5 August 2004

Unions representing workers at the social services agency in French Polynesia are threatening to go on strike.

The unions, with the exception of A Tia I Mua, say the leadership of the Caisse de Prevoyance Sociale, agency in the territory is deadlocked.

The administrative council and the unions are arguing over who should lead the agency.

The secretary general of the joint unions of the CPS , Michel Mouloi, says he's already warned of a strike and it'll come into force at midnight tonight.

The unions want independent experts to perform an audit of the service and representation of staff on the administrative council.