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Germany's rail strike is temporarily off track

Germany’s rail strike is temporarily off track

Munich train station in March

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A planned 50-hour railway strike in Germany that was due to start tomorrow has been cancelled. Deutsche Bahn (DB) has reached an agreement with the EVG syndicate.

Concretely, this means that the parties want to reach a quick and constructive agreement. For now, there is no stopping.

Deutsche Bahn had previously described the strike as disproportionate and had tried to ban the strike through the courts.

The conflict stems from the faltering wage negotiations that began in February. The EVG union is negotiating new collective agreements for around 230,000 employees, 180,000 of whom work for Deutsche Bahn.

Obstacle tracking

So far, EVG has rejected all proposals from Deutsche Bahn. Although tomorrow’s strike has been averted, there is still turmoil on the track, because the planned revised schedule should return to normal.

Carrier Arriva reported that because of the averted strike in Germany, the train between Bad Nieuweschans and Weener was operating normally. The carrier states that the train from Heerlen to Aachen is not running. The suspended schedule cannot be modified in the short term.

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