France - Eiffel tower reopens after strike - August 31, 2018

The Eiffel tower reopened after a two-day strike to protest unacceptably long queues. According to the workers on strike, the reason for the long queues is the new access policy that has seen separate lifts allocated to visitors with pre-booked tickets and those who buy them on site. A spokesperson of trade union CGT stated that the best solution would be to let people, just like before, use the elevator with the shortest queues regardless of the type of ticket that they bought. The tower's operator however doesn’t recognise the problem and states that queues are no worse than before, even as visitor numbers have risen significantly.

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