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The Eiffel Tower, closed for 5 days attributable to a workers strike, will reopen on Sunday, the corporate working the Parisian monument introduced on Saturday February 24, after the conclusion of an settlement with the unions.

“The management of the Eiffel Tower Operating Company (Sete) and the trade union organizations have reached an agreement to end the strike providing that the parties will regularly review the economic model, the evolution of investments of work and revenue of the company through a body which will meet every six months”specifies Sete in a press launch despatched to Agence France-Presse.

“This body will allow the monitoring of the amendment to the public service delegation contract, as proposed in January”with notably “the return to financial balance of the company from 2025”she provides.

Management and unions additionally agreed on “an ambitious investment of 380 million euros until 2031, particularly for work and maintenance of the tower’s heritage”, in keeping with the administration press launch. The settlement additional gives “the continuation of the twentieth painting campaign and the start of the next”a key level within the delicate query of the upkeep of the monument inaugurated 100 and thirty-five years in the past.

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“We will remain mobilized”

“La Sete would like to renew its apologies to all visitors who have found its doors closed since February 19 and is delighted to be able to welcome the public again”continues the administration, assuring that those that have been unable to go to the monument could be “automatically and fully reimbursed as soon as possible”.

The reopening will solely happen on Sunday morning “in order to give the technical team time” to make sure that the elevators are correctly restarted for a secure reception, specify the CGT and FO, in a joint press launch. “We will remain mobilized to defend the monument until a viable model is obtained”they add.

If it had lasted past Sunday afternoon, this strike would have been the longest within the current historical past of the tower. In the autumn of 1998, the monument remained inaccessible for six and a half days. The ongoing battle had already led to its closure on December 27, the hundredth anniversary of the disappearance of Gustave Eiffel.

The financial steadiness of the Eiffel Tower, which in 2023 returned to greater attendance than it was earlier than Covid-19, with 6.3 million guests, was weakened by some 130 million euros in shortfalls. win in the course of the two years of well being disaster, in 2020 and 2021.

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The World with AFP