The planned 50-hour rail strike in Germany that was due to start tomorrow has been called off. Deutsche Bahn (DB) has reached an agreement with the EVG trade union.
In concrete terms, this means that the parties want to reach an agreement quickly and constructively. For the time being, there is no discontinuation.
Deutsche Bahn had previously called the strike disproportionate and tried to ban the strike through the courts.
The conflict stems from the faltering wage negotiations that began in February. The EVG trade union is negotiating new collective agreements for about 230,000 employees, 180,000 of whom work for Deutsche Bahn.
Obstacle on track
Until now, the EVG had rejected all proposals from Deutsche Bahn. Although tomorrow’s strike has been averted, there may still be disruption on the track, because the planned adjusted timetable has to return to normal.
Carrier Arriva reports that due to the averted strike in Germany, the train between Bad Nieuweschans and Weener is running normally. The train from Heerlen to Aachen is not running, the carrier reports. It is not possible to adjust the suspended timetable in the short term.
- German rail workers are on strike from Sunday evening