6 Aug 2008

Fresh strike in French Polynesia's fuel sector looms

7:53 pm on 6 August 2008

Talks have been held in French Polynesia in a bid to avert a strike at Tahiti's fuel supply companies.

A strike notice has been issued by unions demanding higher pays and is set to expire within two days.

This comes as a tanker is due in Papeete later this week to furnish the petrol companies.

It would be the third strike this year by the same unions targetting the fuel supply.

In March, a strike lasted nearly two weeks and caused shortages