Wednesday, May 29, 2019

NPR: Security and reception staff on strike at Lourve

The Musée du Louvre’s security and reception staff struck Monday over what NPR reports were untenable conditions due to the rise in visitors to the museum over the past decade.

The Sud Culture Solidaires Union, which represents the workers points to issues of overcrowding as attendance has grown by 20% while the space has not grown and staffing levels have actually shrunk.

The union pointed to an impatient public, noise, crowds, trampling, fatigue, inadequate emergency procedures, and inadequate facilities for the volume of visitors as causes of the strike.

The museum planned to reopen late Wednesday pending the results of a meeting between the museum and the striking staff.

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