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Strike closes Eiffel Tower for 5th day

  • A seagull flies under the Eiffel Tower on the fourth day of the strike, in Paris, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. The Eiffel Tower, which is normally open every single day of the year, closed Tuesday because of a strike over salaries and working conditions. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    A seagull flies under the Eiffel Tower on the fourth day of the strike, in Paris, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. The Eiffel Tower, which is normally open every single day of the year, closed Tuesday because of a strike over salaries and working conditions. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rodrigo and Nancy of Mexico pose for a photographer under the Eiffel Tower as they are on honeymoon in Paris, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Rodrigo and Nancy of Mexico pose for a photographer under the Eiffel Tower as they are on honeymoon in Paris, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

  • Visitors walk under the Eiffel Tower on the fourth day of the strike, in Paris, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. The Eiffel Tower, which is normally open every single day of the year, closed Tuesday because of a strike over salaries and working conditions. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Visitors walk under the Eiffel Tower on the fourth day of the strike, in Paris, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. The Eiffel Tower, which is normally open every single day of the year, closed Tuesday because of a strike over salaries and working conditions. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

The Eiffel Tower has closed for a fifth day in a strike over working conditions — causing disappointment for scores of tourists.

The monument's management apologized Saturday to the visitors.

The CGT Union said it wants workers to be included in the decision-making process and more funds to be directed to the site's maintenance, claiming it fears risks to the employees' health and safety.

Unions have held repeated meetings in recent days with officials from the company that manages the tower, SETE.

New negotiations are scheduled on Saturday.

The strike comes as Paris is struggling to revive tourism after a string of deadly attacks, floods and polluted air.