Eiffel Tower reopens after six-day strike over monument’s upkeep | EUROtoday

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The Eiffel Tower reopened to guests on Sunday after a six-day closure due to hanging staff demanding higher upkeep of the historic landmark, displaying traces of rust, and wage hikes.

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The operator of the 330-meter (1,083-foot) tower stated in a press release it reached an settlement with unions representing the employees after promising to allocate an “ambitious 380 million euro (about $412 million) investment by 2031” for renovation work. This week, it additionally launched wage negotiations, anticipated to be finalized subsequent month, after staff on strike demanded a rise proportionate to income from ticket gross sales.

The 135-year-old tower will function prominently within the July 26-Aug. 11 Paris Games and the next Paralympics. The Olympic and Paralympic medals in Paris are being embedded with items from a hexagonal chunk of iron taken from the historic landmark.

The Eiffel Tower is often open twelve months a 12 months. Last 12 months, the monument was closed to guests for 10 days throughout large protests throughout France towards the federal government’s plan to reform the nation’s pension system.