Unpaid workers block key street in French Polynesia

Workers in French Polynesia have this morning again blocked most of a key street in Papeete in protest at not being paid for four months.

The group is owed money for work on the new hospital but funding woes and bureaucratic procedures have delayed the disbursement of 2.3 million US dollars.

Last week, the workers blocked most of the main street and cut off access to the assembly, which delayed the opening of a budget debate.

Meanwhile, the president, Oscar Temaru, has told mayors from Tahiti and Moorea that public servants employed by local councils may not be paid this month.



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