The operating company of the Eiffel Tower announced it will be closed on Tuesday “because of the national day of action” against the Labour Act.
The Eiffel Tower was closed to the public all day on Tuesday “because of the national day of action” against the Labour law, announced in a statement by the operating company of the Eiffel Tower (SETE). Some of the staff “has indicated that it would take part in this union-action day. The workforce on site is not numerous enough to open the monument in reception and safety conditions sufficient for the public, so the Tower will be closed “, explained the SETE.
The CGT, the majority union in the SETE and Force Ouvrière had called the strike. There is a very high attendance, “We have a debate around the El Khomri law and the impact it could have on our working conditions, detailing in particular Article 2 of enterprise agreements. The strike was voted unanimously “, told Denis Vavassori, union representative of the CGT.
The tourists who had reservations to date will be refunded, said the Eiffel Tower press office. Close to 7 million people, 80% foreign, visited the Eiffel Tower in 2015. the average daily attendance of 15 000 to 20 000 people.