Port workers haven’t allowed any goods to leave the area unless they are perishable goods or pharmaceuticals, but the airport has been unaffected with only a sole worker on strike, according to reports, said Radio New Zealand.
Five unions called for the strike to force the government to abandon its pension reform project, according to Radio New Zealand. The reform is due for debate on 21 September.
A union leader reportedly said the strike would continue until the government engages in talks about both pension reform and the social security system.
The reform was put on hold in April after protesters forced their way into assembly proceedings during a general strike.
In July, as part of plans to modernise operations, the Papeete Port Authority (PAP) introduced Ci5, a Cargo Intelligent System for goods flow management.
Ci5 is designed to give all professionals access to a single window used by the entire port community for goods handling. This approach avoids multiple and redundant paper declarations to speed up goods transit through the port.
The Port of Papeete has been contacted for comment but did not reply before deadline.