27 Sep 2018

New Caledonia firefighters go on strike

9:27 am on 27 September 2018
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New Caledonia firefighters are set to strike. Photo: AFP

New Caledonia's firefighters are set to go on strike today.

A week ago, five unions wrote to the government demanding a meeting to address their grievances.

They call for a restructure of the way firefighting is organised by creating a professional corps and by drawing up a plan for the mass hiring and training of staff.

The strikers plan to rally near the French High Commission this morning.