French Polynesia OPT hit by unlimited strike

11:02 am on 9 July 2019

An open-ended unlimited strike has been launched at French Polynesia's publicly-owned OPT telecommunications company over fears of massive job losses.

OPT Tahiti

Photo: Facebook/ OPT

Several unions have stopped work over plans to restructure the company which has reportedly incurred huge losses.

Unions say the future for OPT's 1,200 employees is uncertain amid suggestions that jobs will be lost.

The strike has closed several of its offices and is expected to affect banking services.

The OPT was defrauded of more than $US5 millions by a former president Gaston Flosse but the court threw out the case and a court order to repay the money was quashed.

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