French Polynesia Nurses Strike For Non-Payment Of Salaries

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Indefinite work stoppage called after not receiving pay for months

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, April 28, 2015) – Independent nurses in French Polynesia have begun an indefinite strike because they say they have not been paid for several months.

The local daily newspaper quotes the head of their union as saying that they will continue to make the home visits for existing patients, but no longer assure post-hospital care for new ones.

He says this means that some patients won't be able to be discharged from the Tahiti hospital.

He says many nurses have been hit by hardship because of accruing debts, citing cases where they have had their power cut.

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