Versailles Palace and Orsay Museum Closed Due to a Strike

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Striking employees of the Orsay Museum take part in a demonstration called by unions to protest against a reorganization plan of the Culture Ministry on Tuesday in Paris. (ERIC FEFERBERG / AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Reprinted from The Washington Post by The Associated Press on June 19, 2018.

The Palace of Versailles, one of France’s top tourist attractions, and the Orsay museum in Paris were closed to visitors on Tuesday due to a strike of employees.

The gardens of the Palace, in the western suburbs of the French capital, remained open.

The Orsay museum, home to a large collection of impressionist masterpieces, warned visitors that the opening might also be “disrupted” on Wednesday.

Workers are protesting changes in the organization of the Culture Ministry that would directly affect 1,500 people.

Unions fear the changes would lead to job insecurity and inequality among employees working for different monuments operated by the ministry. …

Washington Post 6/19

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