1 Feb 2012

French teacher strike to affect overseas territories

10:04 am on 1 February 2012

Teachers in French Polynesia are to go on strike today as part of a France-wide protest action against education reforms and cuts.

Radio reports say members of one teacher union will rally outside the French High Commission in Tahiti.

The action is against a new job evaluation system and to push for a withdrawal of the planned elimination of 14'000 jobs at the end of this school year.

The protest is to go ahead in 101 departments and overseas territories.