Tahiti strikes continue

3:09 pm on 29 November 2017

Three big strikes in French Polynesia are continuing, with none close to a resolution.

Air France

Photo: icholakov/123RF

Talks between Air France and its Tahiti-based flight attendants have resumed amid high tension, with Tahiti Nui TV reporting that the strikers have now demanded the resignation of the airline's director in Papeete.

The strike is well into its third week amid reports that the airline has brought in one of its US-based human resources personnel.

At La Depeche de Tahiti, printers have been on strike since last week over fears of job losses as the publisher wants to use an outside printing shop for its newspaper.

The strike at Papeete's central kitchen, which normally supplies 5,000 meals a day to mainly schools, is before the court which is now expected to rule about the stoppage's legality before the end of the week.

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