Strike called off in French Polynesia

3:14 pm on 25 September 2018

French Polynesia's unions have called off their general strike.

Port of Tahiti

Port of Papeete Photo: RNZI Walter Zweifel

After failing to stop the assembly from passing the government's pension reform, the unions now say their strike will end tonight.

The strike had caused only minor disruptions and affected in the main only the port of Papeete where dockers were poised to strike for another month.

A union leader has told local media that they will challenge the reform in France's highest administrative court.

The reform will raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 over the next five years.

To get the full pension, contributions to the fund have to be made for 38 years.

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