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Strike closes Eiffel Tower for fifth day

The CGT Union said it wants workers to be included in the decision-making process and more funds to be directed to the site's maintenance, claiming it fears risks to the employees' health and safety.

By: AP | Paris |
December 17, 2016 6:18:58 pm
Eiffel tower, UK protest, workers' union strike, CGT strike, working union strike, eiffel tower closed, eiffel tower closed 5th day, eiffel tower closed today, paris strike, world news Placards are set up at the Eiffel Tower on the fourth day of the strike, in Paris, on Friday. (Source: AP Photo)

The Eiffel Tower has closed for a fifth day in a strike over working conditions — causing disappointment for scores of tourists. The monument’s management apologized Saturday to the visitors.

The CGT Union said it wants workers to be included in the decision-making process and more funds to be directed to the site’s maintenance, claiming it fears risks to the employees’ health and safety.

Unions have held repeated meetings in recent days with officials from the company that manages the tower, SETE.

New negotiations are scheduled on Saturday. The strike comes as Paris is struggling to revive tourism after a string of deadly attacks, floods and polluted air.

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