New Caledonia pilots' strike ends

A pilots' strike in New Caledonia has ended after a week of disruptions.

An agreement has been reached between the territory's international carrier Air Calin and the pilots' union which sought better conditions.

Reports said a key demand was not met but a solution was found by reorganising their work.

Pay rates remain unchanged, with senior pilots earning a maximum of $US 20000 a month.

The strike threw into disarray travel plans for many, disrupting the tourism sector.


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