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Eiffel Tower reopens following strike

Eiffel Tower reopens following strike

To the relief of the tourism industry in Paris, striking workers at the Eiffel Tower have decided to end their protest and reopen the historic landmark to the public.

A workers’ strike had closed the attraction on Tuesday, as 300 staff walked out during negotiations over increases to salaries.

The decision meant the 125,000 who visit the Eiffel Tower a day during the summer months were left with nowhere to go.

Organised by the General Confederation of Labour union, the strike began on Tuesday morning, with Eiffel Tower employees pressing demands for better working conditions and more pay.