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HASaccused of mismanagement by the workers of the monument, closed for strike since Monday, the Paris city corridor, majority shareholder of the Eiffel Tower, responds. Faced with the testimonies of the union representatives of the Iron Lady, who describe within the press an explosion in upkeep prices and “deterioration”, together with rust on the floor of the emblematic tower, the municipality was eager to defend.

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“We hear anything and everything, the monument is in very good condition,” declared on France Info this Wednesday February 21 Emmanuel Grégoire, the primary deputy mayor of Paris. Anne Hidalgo's right-hand man talked about the complaints of staff, who denounce the delay within the portray marketing campaign for the Paris Olympic Games.

“It’s the 21e portray marketing campaign since she [la tour, Ndlr] was created, it’s a monument which is continually being renovated”, underlined the elected official, while recognizing that the site is “not straightforward to renovate”, because it is “visited day by day”.

A “14 year delay” on portray

But the tower technicians don't see it that method. Denis Vavassori, technician and CGT consultant for the Eiffel Tower, for his half assured that the “painting campaign” underway for the Olympics was in actuality “14 years late”, and “the further behind we get on this, the more the Eiffel Tower deteriorates,” he advised BFMTV.

Defenders of the city corridor, for his or her half, declare that the upkeep of the monument is certainly complicated, and that it has, furthermore, suffered the repercussions of the well being disaster: “Before repainting, a layer of old paint is removed to avoid increasing the weight of the entire tower”, for example explained on X (ex-Twitter) Karen Taieb, deputy mayor of Paris in charge of heritage, in reaction to the photo of an Internet user who showed traces of rust on the Eiffel Tower.

The renewable strike launched in the middle of school holidays by the two Eiffel Tower staff unions is expected to continue. Emmanuel Grégoire hopes for a quick resolution and assured that he “trusts the Eiffel Tower Operating Company (Sete) to get out of this situation”.