16 Feb 2018

Wallis and Futuna teacher strike continues despite agreement

9:50 am on 16 February 2018

The primary school teacher strike in Wallis and Futuna is continuing despite an apparent agreement to end the stoppage having been reached.

Students away from a classroom, which is filled with empty school desks.

Photo: 123RF

The territory's primary schools have been shut all week by the industrial dispute but the public broadcaster says a tentative settlement has been reached locally.

Under the terms of the settlement, long-term sick leave has been granted but the arrangement is now pending approval by the French education ministry.

If the ministry agrees, it will be financially liable to cover the sick leave.

The strike hasn't applied to the territory's secondary schools.