14 Sep 2010

French Polynesia township dispute leads to roadblock

3:08 pm on 14 September 2010

A long-running employment dispute in a French Polynesian township has led to another road block.

Public service sector unions have been involved in a dispute over proposed cuts to the budget of Teva I Uta on Tahiti, with many of the employees on strike for more than a month.

Negotiations have been unsuccessful.

The conflict had earlier seen a blockade of the town hall and has now spilled over in a blockade of the main road.