French Polynesia strike to affect thousands of businesses

2:47 pm on 4 May 2016

Several union organisations in French Polynesia have signed a strike notice over concern at declining social security.

Papeete, capital of French Polynesia

Papeete, capital of French Polynesia Photo: RNZI

The notice calls for a general strike to begin on Monday, affecting 11,000 businesses.

The unions have listed ten points to be addressed in response to massive job cuts and the loss of purchasing power since the great financial crisis.

They say 15,000 people have lost their jobs and about 80,000 are now in poverty.

The unions call for better worker protection and the creation of a fund for the unemployed.

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