19 Jun 2008

Huahine resort reopens after 115-day strike

10:14 am on 19 June 2008

A long-running strike at a hotel in French Polynesia has been settled.

The Relais Mehana hotel on Huahine was forced to close on March the 1st amid an employment dispute.

The Tahitipresse news agency says the beach resort has now been reopened after an agreement was reached that will see some of the striking employees continue to work part time.

The dispute had gone to court as more than a dozen striking workers placed banners across the premise in a campaign declared as illegal.

The 115-day strike was one of the longest seen in the territory.