Striking staff have been blocking the entrance to the Parisian museum since Monday at 9 a.m. to demand the withdrawal of the pension reform.
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“The Louvre Museum has been closed since 9 a.m. this morning on the initiative of the museum staff’s inter-union”announced CGT-Culture in a press release Monday, March 27 in the morning. Staff members, waving banners, blocked the entrance to the world’s busiest museum.
This initiative, which comes on the eve of the new day of mobilization and demonstrations scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, is part of “the continuation of the mobilization of the inter-union Culture to demand the withdrawal of the pension reform“.
The management of the museum indicated on social networks in French and English that‘”due to an interprofessional social movement, the Louvre Museum is not able to be open at the moment.”
The blockage is here to stay “all day” Monday, according to Christian Galani, member of the national office of CGT-Culture, quoted by the franceinfo journalist present on the spot. La CGT Spectacle posted on Twitter a diversion of the aged Mona Lisa, carrying a sign proclaiming “64, c’est non”.
Source: France TV Info