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For the fourth day in a row, the Eiffel Tower is closed due to a strike. This is the second strike within two months.

According to unions, the strike is because of employees sharing their distaste with the famous French monument’s management.

On its website, the tour’s operator, SETE, advised those with tickets who planned to visit the monument in the French capital to check the website before showing up.

Those with e-tickets were advised to keep an eye on their inbox for further information.

The operator also said that ticket holders will be reimbursed if they’re unable to postpone their visits.

France24 reports that unions have criticised SETE for basing its business model on what they say is an inflated estimate of future visitor numbers, while underestimating repair and maintenance costs.

The city of Paris has also been asked by unions to “be reasonable with their financial demands to ensure the survival of the monument and the company operating it”.

The famous monument had a sharp decline in visitors during the Covid-19 pandemic but managed to welcome 5.9 million visitors in 2022 and 6.3 million in 2023.

At this stage, it’s unclear when the monument will reopen again.

Image credit: BNN Breaking

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