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Video by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-04-09

Paris' Eiffel Tower remained closed for a second day as employees continued their strike. They are demanding better salaries and working conditions.

AFP - The Eiffel Tower was closed to visitors for a second day Thursday after staff went on strike to demand better work conditions at one of the world's most visited tourist sites.
  
Employees were to hold talks with the Paris landmark's management on Thursday to discuss their demands for improvements to visitor services and better job security.
  
Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the 120-year-old tower last year broke a new record with some 6.93 million visitors, three quarters of them tourists.
  
The Eiffel Tower's SETE managing company, whose biggest shareholder is the city of Paris, declined to comment on the strike.
 

Date created : 2009-04-09

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