27 Sep 2018

Impasse in Wallis and Futuna continues

2:01 pm on 27 September 2018

Striking senior public sector workers in Wallis and Futuna have held talks with the French prefect who has just returned from France.

Wallis and Futuna flag

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Local media reported the meeting lasted half an hour but the stoppage, which began at the start of last week, is continuing.

Earlier, the strikers said they wanted a mediator and ruled out discussing their grievances with the prefect Jean-Francis Treffel.

The strike was launched by about 30 top administrators who want to have their competencies recognised and be reclassified as French public servants.

A week ago, they added roadblocks at the main administration complex, with the strike extending to the postal service.