18 Sep 2018

Wallis public sector strike widens

6:49 pm on 18 September 2018

Firefighters in Wallis and Futuna have gone on strike.

Their action is to back claims for better employment conditions and to express their concern about the budget.

This follows an unlimited strike launched at the start of the week by dozens of the territory's top administrators.

According to local television, they want to have their competencies recognised and be reclassified as French public servants.

A union representative says they want to have a mediator as they reject any further negotiations with the French prefect who administers the territory.