Tahiti to strike again over French pension reforms

12:42 pm on 5 February 2020

Another strike has been called in French Polynesia this week as part of a protest against France's planned pension reforms.

Microphone in focus against blurred protesters.

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The UNSA umbrella group plans to hold a march in Papeete on Thursday local time.

The march will coincide with the French National Assembly's special commission beginning its deliberations in Paris.

It also happens that the French overseas minister Annick Girardin is in French Polynesia for a week-long visit.

An earlier one-day strike in December saw many schools close for the day.

The unionists want the current system to be retained, which takes into account the benefits of having worked outside Europe.

They want the pension to still be calculated on the basis of the income of the last six months of work.

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