Passenger traffic affected from Thursday to Tuesday

Passenger traffic affected from Thursday to Tuesday

NSknight and the tallest yet strike For rail customers: The train drivers’ union GDL is calling for a five-day strike in Deutsche Bahn passenger transport from next Thursday from 2 a.m. to Tuesday morning next week. The strike in freight transport will start next Wednesday.

“It is one of the longest union campaigns we are carrying out and that on purpose,” union chairman Claus Weselsky said in Frankfurt am Main on Monday. “Given the blockade of the DB managers, we are unwilling and unwilling to carry out shorter union actions here.” But indefinite strikes are currently not up for discussion, Weselsky emphasized.

the Union of German Engineers (GDL) advocates higher wages and better working conditions for employees. The GDL also wants to score points in the competition with the larger of the two railway unions, the Spoor- en Transportunie (EVG).

From the point of view of the passenger association Pro Bahn, the GDL is going overboard with the new announcement. “There are certain rights in the constitution, but I have to be very careful about that,” the association’s honorary president, Karl-Peter Naumann, said Monday. “I don’t think that’s the case anymore.” With the strike wave, the GDL is damaging the reputation of the railways and the desired turnaround in traffic. “I know enough people who say: if this continues, it will be with train travel.”

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