A large part of Deutsche Bahn employees will be on strike until Wednesday night (25.08.2021), 2 a.m., passengers will have to look for alternatives. So far, however, it has remained calm.
- Again there are strikes at Deutsche Bahn (DB)
- The GDL union is fighting for higher salaries and better working conditions
- The first day of the strike was relatively calm
Update from 08/24/2021, 4:00 a.m .: Deutsche Bahn customers still have to prepare for numerous delays and train cancellations today (08/24/2021). The GDL union continues its strike at Deutsche Bahn. In the morning hours, the railway wants to make current forecasts of how many trains will be canceled, said a DB spokeswoman on Tuesday morning. “We will continue to offer our stable basic offer on the second day,” she added.
As on Monday, travelers still have to be prepared for numerous train cancellations and delays. In long-distance traffic, the railway was able to maintain about 30 percent of the offer, in regional traffic on average about 40 percent. The strike continues in freight transport as well.
At 2 a.m. on Wednesday night, the labor dispute should end. Deutsche Bahn assumes that traffic will normalize again in the course of this day.
Deutsche Bahn: Passengers face another day of strike
Frankfurt – The strike at Deutsche Bahn continues unabated on Tuesday (24.8.2021). For travelers, this means another day that they have to reckon with canceled trips, delays and full trains in order to get to their destination. Almost a quarter of the long-distance trains are still on the rails, according to the railway, while in local traffic, almost 40 percent of the connections are from the regular timetable. In addition, there has been a significantly reduced volume of goods traffic since Saturday afternoon, which is also on strike by the railway staff at the initiative of the train drivers’ union GDL.
The union wants their demands with the strike in the tariff dispute with the railway* Give emphasis. In addition to a corona bonus of 600 euros for the year 2021, the trade unionists also demanded higher wages. A compromise solution of the German train*, due to the corona* -Losses are currently driving austerity, the unionists had turned down, the negotiations interrupted.
Tariff dispute between GDL and Deutsche Bahn: Discussion about the offer of a corona premium
On the part of the railway, at least the willingness to meet the striking staff with a corona bonus was communicated at the weekend. However, Martin Seiler did not comment on the amount of the bonus payment. GDL boss Claus Weselsky criticized that the rail offer was not worth the paper on which it was written: “You have to at least name a number,” added the unionist on Monday morning in the ZDF conversation: “I send my people on the trains to then determine that the offer for a corona bonus is one? That fails. “
From the perspective of the railway, this shows: “The GDL is about a political fight and not about a solution at the negotiating table,” said company spokesman Achim Stauß in the morning. The GDL tip causes damage “without consideration for the passengers, without consideration for the majority of our employees and without consideration for the DB company. That is irresponsible. “
Strike at Deutsche Bahn: the first day of the strike was comparatively quiet
Of the first day of strike in passenger traffic on Monday* Compared to previous days of strike at the railways, it was relatively calm. One reason for this was certainly the early announcement of the train driver’s strike, which was communicated on Friday and acknowledged by the railway with emergency timetables. Passengers can flexibly use all tickets for the strike days on all trains until the beginning of September.
The strikes will continue until 2 a.m. on Wednesday (25.8.2021). Deutsche Bahn assumes that train traffic will gradually return to normal over the course of the day. It has not yet been signaled whether the GDL is planning further strikes. During the first strike of the collective bargaining round on August 11 and 12, rail traffic had largely leveled off again after a few hours. (ska / dpa) * fr.de and fnp.de are offers from IPPEN.MEDIA
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