17 Nov 2005

New Caledonia nickel operator refuses to talk with strikers

5:37 pm on 17 November 2005

The management of New Caledonia's SLN nickel company has ruled out talks with striking workers, amid threats of violence.

This comes after an SLN manager was hit by a rock thrown through a car window after he left a meeting with striking workers.

A unionised group has been on an indefinite strike since Monday in a bid to force SLN to reinstate two sacked workers.