Strike closes Eiffel Tower to visitors

By REUTERS
June 25, 2013 23:53

 
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PARIS - The Eiffel Tower's elevators ground to a halt on Tuesday as an industrial dispute over security and working conditions brought workers at the Paris monument out on strike.

Thousands of visitors hoping for breathtaking views of the city's skyline were left grounded as many of the Tower's 300 staff walked out over late-running maintenance work and pay disputes.

Union representatives said they have been complaining about mismanagment of repairs to the 324-metre wrought iron structure for years.

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