Eiffel Tower workers on strike, monument closed
France's most recognizable monument, the Eiffel Tower, has been shut down because of a strike.
PARIS (AP) — The company that manages the Eiffel Tower says the CGT union, which represents most of the Eiffel Tower's 300 workers, called the walkout Tuesday morning.
Company director Nicolas Lefebvre told The Associated Press that management and the union are in negotiations this week over salary raises, company profit-sharing policy and other issues.
The 124-year-old tower, normally open 365 days a year, sees about 25,000 tourists daily. It occasionally closes because of suicide threats, bomb threats or strikes.
Photo: Eiffel Tower. Workers are on strike and monument is closed. / Kevin Yulianto/Getty Images
They are French. What do you expect. The French are basically the welfare people of the world. We have panhandlers and beggars on our street corners and Europe has France.
They are not even smart enough to get out of their own way. And where do they get that attitude. If France had won a war, say in the last 800 years, I can see where they would have the right to have an attitude, but being Nazi collaborators doesn't count. The Nazis liked it because it is nice to kick the **** out of a country and then have all of the occupants kiss your **** and thank you for beating them into submission. Bunch of limp wussies.
WoW..! This sounds like the Chicago teachers strike...
Teachers walking the picket line...students stay home..Mo Money..Mo Money..lol
America has one of the worlds fastest aging populations. Aging and getting old because of our record low birth rates.
Capitalism kills birth rates. Again, see America today.
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