3 Oct 2018

Wallis and Futuna strikers lift blockade

6:18 am on 3 October 2018

Striking senior public sector workers in Wallis and Futuna have been told by the court to lift their road block of the main administration complex.

Wallis and Futuna flag

Photo: 123RF

They restricted access nearly two weeks ago after launching a strike to have their competencies recognised and be reclassified as French public servants.

Lifting the blockade, media reports say, allows the island's only ATM machine to be restocked.

Last week, the French prefect of Wallis and Futuna issued a statement, saying by mid-March tests will be held to reclassify them.

The statement said under the Sauvadet law, 102 local officials can be integrated into the French public service.

It said oral or written exams need to be passed depending on the job category.

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