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Eiffel Tower: Closed for second day due to staff strike

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The Eiffel Tower will remain closed today, Tuesday 20/02, for the second consecutive day, due to the strike declared by the unions denouncing the management of the most famous attraction in Paris, as it became known from a union source.

The city hall of the French capital, the main shareholder of the Sete company that manages the Tower, “refuses to negotiate at the moment,” a representative of the CGT union told AFP yesterday.

Yesterday's strike at the Eiffel Tower was the second in two months for the same reason.

Unions have criticized SETE for its business model, which they say is based on overestimating the number of future visitors, while underestimating operating costs.

The Tower of The Eiffel Tower, Paris' most famous attraction, attracts nearly seven million visitors a year, about three-quarters of whom are foreign tourists, according to its website.

During the Covid pandemic, visitor numbers have dropped. dramatically due to venue closures and travel restrictions, but rebounded to generate revenues of 5.9 million in 2022.

Visitor numbers to Paris are expected to rise dramatically this summer as the French capital hosts the Olympic Games.

In their joint statement the CGT and FO unions appealed to the city of Paris “to be reasonable with its financial demands to ensure the survival of the monument and the company that manages it”.

source: CNN Greece

Source: 24h.com.cy

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