The Eiffel Tower closed due to a strike by security personnel

Access to the floors is closed due to lack of supervision and control.

Since this morning, unions and strikers have replaced tourists on the forecourt of the Eiffel Tower (VII e ). Access to the floors is closed due to lack of supervision and control. "The monitoring conditions are not met due to a work stoppage of a part of the staff of the company providing security services," said the company operating the Eiffel Tower (SETE) in a statement. The gardens and the forecourt remain open.
Security personnel went on strike following the layoff of three employees. For Denis Vavassori, CGT representative of the VII tharrondissement, it is an "intimidation" on the part of the security agency Byblos Group. "She blames them for circulating a petition asking for improvements in their working conditions," he says.
Since SETE changed security companies last November, security agents have been lamenting several changes in their schedule, impacting their revenues: "They want to go back to the previous system, where they were at least 151 hours a month and were a premium of 150 € monthly, "adds Denis Vavassori.
Contacted, the SETE refrains from any comment. "We are not aware of their demands for now, but we know that negotiations are under way with Byblos."