Ahead Of Paris Olympics, World’s Popular Monument, Eiffel Tower Shut Down Due To Strike; Here’s All About It

The Eiffel Tower is temporarily shut down due to ongoing strikes by employees.

by Sanjana Shenoy
Ahead Of Paris Olympics, World’s Popular Monument, Eiffel Tower Shut Down Due To Strike; Here’s All About It

One of the most romantic monuments in the world, the Eiffel Tower shut down due to a strike over financial management. It comes as a huge blow to tourists ahead of the Paris Olympics. Tourists were warned to check out for disruption and have a look at the website before heading to the Parisian monument.

Eiffel Tower Shut Down For Public Due To Strike By Employees

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The official website of the Eiffel Tower has a disclaimer for visitors. The disclaimer states that visitors to the monument are disrupted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. This is due to a stroke notice part of the Eiffel Tower personnel. The website advises visitors to check for information beforehand or postpone the visit. those with e-tickets are advised to check their mailbox. The website apologises for the inconvenience caused.

There’s also a signboard put near the monument that informs its temporary closure due to the strike. Stephane Dieu of the CGT Union which represents a big part of the Eiffel Tower’s employees threw more light on the reason for the strike. She stated that this strikes is aimed at increasing the salary of employees in proportion to the incoming revenue from ticket sales. The revenue also includes an amount used to improve the maintenance of the monument. While the Eiffel Tower is open 365 days a year to the public,  it is occasionally affected by strikes. Earlier in December, the monument was shut down during Christmas and New Year vacations due to a strike over contract negotiations.

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This Strike Can Go On For Several Days

France’s beloved monument was shut down on Monday and is closed even today, Tuesday on account of the ongoing strikes by the employees. According to union officials, the Eiffel Tower could be closed for several days owing to the strike. A temp worker, Marthe stated to ABC News that some people already knew about the monument’s closure but came about just to confirm. Brianna, an American tourist stated to ABC News that she wasn’t aware of this strike. But she was happy to click pictures at the empty monument with her friends.

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Meanwhile, if you’re planning a trip to Paris anytime soon, don’t forget to check the official website before paying a visit to the Eiffel Tower.

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