Strike notice issued at French Polynesian luxury hotel

4:11 pm on 15 November 2019

A strike notice has been issued at a French Polynesian luxury hotel - a month after a prolonged strike there was settled.

240414. Photo RNZ. Tahiti beach, French Polynesia, Faa'a, Parkroyal, Intercontinental Hotel, Moorea

Intercontinental Hotel, Moorea. Photo: RNZ

The O Oe To Oe Rima union said its members would stop work in the middle of next week unless the Intercontinental Hotel Moorea reinstated four sacked employees.

The four were dismissed after a female employee reported they had raped her months earlier.

Although a police investigation has now failed to establish any wrongdoing and the case has been closed, the hotel is refusing to re-employ them, saying they were sacked because of sexual harassment.

The strike planned for next week is set to coincide with the hotel hosting the contestants of the next Miss France competition.

From late August until mid-October, the union had been on strike in an unsuccessful attempt to force the re-instatement of the four.

The action reportedly caused the hotel losses of about $US2 million.

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