Striking workers close down Eiffel Tower for third day ahead of Paris Olympics

Striking workers close down Eiffel Tower for third day ahead of Paris Olympics Striking workers again closed down the Eiffel Tower – the third day running that the landmark expected to be at the heart of celebrations for the Paris Olympics has been off-limits to visitors
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February 21, 2024 20:03
Striking workers close down Eiffel Tower for third day ahead of Paris Olympics

Striking workers again closed down the Eiffel Tower – the third day running that the landmark expected to be at the heart of celebrations for the Paris Olympics has been off-limits to visitors, Report informs referring to PA news agency.

A message on the tower’s website also warned of more possible disruptions on Thursday, if strikers continue their push for salary hikes and other concessions.

“We apologize for the inconvenience,” the message said on Wednesday.

One of the strikers’ representatives, Denis Vavassori of the CGT union, has previously warned that the protest action “could go on for several days, even weeks”.

Striking employees are demanding a salary increase proportionate to revenue from ticket sales.

They also want to improve maintenance of the 135-year-old tower, which is showing traces of rust on some of its ironwork.

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