More Tahiti talks as general strike looms

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PAPE’ETE,18 SEPTEMBER 2018 (RNZ PACIFIC) – French Polynesia’s unions calling for a general strike are due to meet employers tomorrow.

Last week, they issued a strike notice in a bid to force the government to abandon its pension reform plans and to attain pay rises.

The planned strike by five unions targets both the public and private sectors and is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

The following day the territorial assembly is due to discuss the reform, which aims to gradually raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 by 2023.

The reform plan was amended after a general strike and an invasion of the assembly in March prompted the government to abandon a vote on it.

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