The Eiffel Tower closed for the fifth day in a row resulting from a strike, declares the CGT | EUROtoday

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In front of the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, February 22, 2024.

Eiffel Tower “will not open” Friday February 23, for the fifth day in a row, introduced Stéphane Dieu, union delegate of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), to Agence France-Presse (AFP). The protesters are ready for a “written by the City”, proprietor of the monument and ultra-majority shareholder of the Eiffel Tower Operating Company (SETE). Friday morning, the inter-union (CGT and Force Ouvrière) organized a common meeting to determine on the follow-up to the motion, following the opening of negotiations on Thursday and a gathering judged “constructive” by the president of the SETE, Jean-François Martins.

The workers of essentially the most well-known vacationer web site in Paris criticize their employer for its monetary administration and accuse the municipality of asking for too excessive a charge which might limit the room for maneuver within the works finances and, in the end, recruitment and remuneration. This motion has disadvantaged the 1000’s of vacationers, largely foreigners, who flock there on daily basis, of visits since Monday.

On Thursday, the SETE proposed “the creation of a permanent monitoring body” of the monetary trajectory “in order to strengthen dialogue with the City” from Paris. Above all, “an agreement will be signed within fifteen days” concerning the “conditions of employment and remuneration” workers, mentioned the SETE. However, the staff had not made any wage calls for, saying they have been combating in opposition to the financial mannequin “untenable” imposed by the Town Hall.

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This battle, which had already led to the closure of the monument on December 27, the hundredth anniversary of the disappearance of its architect, Gustave Eiffel, happens in the course of the winter faculty holidays and 5 months earlier than the Olympic Games. If it have been to proceed past Sunday afternoon, this strike can be the longest within the latest historical past of the tower. In the autumn of 1998, the “iron lady” remained closed for six and a half days.

The financial steadiness of the Eiffel Tower, which in 2023 returned to increased attendance than it was earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic, with 6.3 million guests, was weakened by some 130 million euros lack of earnings through the two years of the well being disaster (2020 and 2021).

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The World with AFP