France: pension reform strikes continue, Eiffel Tower closed

51st consecutive day of protests. Reform reaches cabinet

24 January, 16:19

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, JANUARY 24 - The Eiffel Tower was closed on Friday due to its staff's participation in the 51st consecutive day of strikes and protests against French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform, said SETE, the company that manages the Paris monument.

    "The number of staff present on-site doesn't allow for welcoming visitors in optimal conditions," SETE management said, adding that the surrounding plaza would, however, remain accessible. Since the start of mobilisation against the pension reform on December 5, the Eiffel Tower has been closed three times.

    A seventh day of national demonstrations was scheduled for Friday, coinciding with the presentation of the pension reform to the French cabinet. Labour unions launched an appeal for more demonstrations on January 29.(ANSAmed).

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