New Caledonia: Unionized health professionals will strike throughout the territory on July 21
Health workers associated with the Federation of Civil Servants plan to strike nationwide from 07:00 to 16:00 on July 21 to demand health policy reforms and better working conditions. Hundreds of health workers are likely to take part in the action. Unless averted, industrial action will likely impact public health facilities, particularly in Noumea and Poindimié, although workers will continue to provide essential services in an emergency.
Protests are possible if the strike continues. Health workers could demonstrate near government offices and health facilities in Noumea and other city centers in the territory. Gatherings could attract tens to several hundred people. Security personnel will likely monitor any gatherings that occur. Localized transport disruptions are possible, mainly if protesters march near assembly sites.
Confirm medical appointments on July 21. Anticipate medical service delays. Contact health facilities in advance for information on wait times, which may vary between hospitals and clinics. Exercise caution near any demonstrations. Follow all instructions from security personnel. Allow extra time to reach destinations, especially in central Noumea.