The 70 employees at the Eiffel Tower went on strike Saturday for higher pay, preventing tourists from entering the world famous structure.
The employees asked to meet with top management of the tower, which is a communications transmission station as well as a tourist attraction, to press their demand for a raise of 31 cents per hour. The current base wage is $4.55 an hour.
The Eiffel Tower is 984 feet high and has elevators to take tourists to three observation levels.
When the Eiffel Tower opened in 1888, it was the world’s tallest structure.