French Polynesia LTA boss gives in to strikers

6:07 pm on 12 December 2018

The head of French Polynesia's Land Transport Agency has reportedly given in to strikers' demands and resigned.

Two unions launched the strike last week in a bid to oust Florida Lai from her job for an alleged conflict of interest at the agency.

The unions claimed that her hiring in September was an act of nepotism because her husband was the transport minister's chief of staff.

The minister dismissed this, suggesting instead that one of the union leaders was manipulating the strike because he had missed out on getting the agency's top job.

According to the public broadcaster, Ms Lai has now resigned and work at the agency will resume tomorrow.