24 Feb 2018

Vanuatu teachers union president suspended

6:27 pm on 24 February 2018

The president of Vanuatu's teachers union has been suspended on half pay for alleged misuse of power and negligence of duty.

The Daily Post reports Willie Abiut is alleged to have sold union-owned land and a union-owned vehicle for personal gain.

But Mr Abiut told the newspaper that he was wrongly suspended, promising to respond to the allegations when they are provided to him by the union's executive.

Mr Abiut was elected to the union's presidency in 2016.