Tahiti canteen strike taken to court

3:06 pm on 28 November 2017

A strike in French Polynesia which has crippled meal services in Papeete is being challenged in court under urgency.

Since the middle of last week, the central kitchen has not been able to supply the 5000 daily meals it prepares for schools and other customers.

Two thirds of the staff are on strike, with the management accusing some strikers of illegally blocking access to the premises.

Last week, the food delivery was hampered because there was only one driver.

Media reports said a court decision on the legality of the action was expected tomorrow.

Last week, the legality of a strike at Air France was unsuccessfully challenged.

Also on strike are some staff at the La Depeche de Tahiti whose paper edition is no longer being printed.